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“Wow! Thundcrcats is brilliant. The 
graphics can’t be faulted: The screen is 
extremely colourful and the animation 
topnotch. Great stuff, I bet the T. V. series 
aint as good as the game.” 

Rating: Crash Smash 91% - Crash. 


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More games than Santa’s had 
reindeers! (Oo-er!) 


3D Game Maker/CRL 

7207US Gold ^ 

A Question Of Scruples/ Leisure Games 
Action Force/Virgin 
Agent X ll/Mastertronic 
Aliens — US Edition/Electric Dreams 
Basil The Great Mouse Detective/Gremlin 
Bravestarr/Go! 

Dark Sceptre/Firebird 
Death Or Glory/CRL 
Deflektor/Gremlin * 
Driller/Incentive 
Freddy Hardest/Imagine r 
Gunship/Microprose ^ 
Jackal/Konami 
Nebulus/Hewson 
Nihilist/Electric Dreams 
Outcast/CRL 
Phantom Club/Ocean 
Rygar/US Gold > 
Slaine/Martech t* 

Through The Trap Door/Piranha 
Thundercats/Elite 0 
World Class Leaderboard/US Gold ^ 
Yogi Bear/Piranha 


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Yo-Ho-Ho Special 

YS Christmas Presents 

Wrap up your troubles! 


Surprise, surprise! A lorra, lorra 
fabulous new Christmas games. 

Bobsleigh/Digital Integration 

Clever & Smart/Magic Bytes 
Dustin/Imagine 

Enlightenment/Firebird 
Garfield/The Edge 
Gauntlet ll/US Gold 
Madballs/Ocean 
Match Day I I/Ocean 
Platoon/Ocean 
Rastan Saga/Imagine 
Rolling Thunder/US Gold 
Salamander/Konami 
Where Time Stood Still/Ocean 


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Crush! Kill! Destroy! 


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REGULARS 


Frontlines.6 

More front than Harrods. 

Letters.14 

Question Time with 
Archh...er...puff..wheeze... the 
one with the glasses. 

YS Subscriptions.45 

FREE game — when you take 
the plunge. 

Compo Winners.48 

YS Superstore.71 

Toddler in and buy some gear. 

Street Life.74 

eeling listless? Get topped up 
ith the YS Charts. 

Back Issues.77 

Miss YS. Miss Demeanour. 

Adventures.78 

Mike Gerrard puts the advent 
back into adventures. 

Input Output.110 

Backstabbin’.122 

There’s no mincing words (or 
mince pies) from John Minson! 


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EDITOR Teresa Maughan 
PUBLISHER Kevin Cox 
SUBSCRIPTIONS Suzie 
Matthews 
01-631 1433 

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Mark Salmon, Simon Stansfieid 
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Ut the Opera. Programmed by dor friend Mark Rivers, the 
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Yes. Its here! That moment that we wait for all yearith 
eager and drooling anticipation has finally arrived. the 
1988 Maplms catalogue is out on the streets... VII, if 
you re reading this in the newsagents, it’s the bi fat 
colourful thing next to the boat mags.. .anyway, it’s I of 
all the latest that modem technology can offer, like scer- 
it-yourself kits or electronic nose hair remors, 
combination calculators/piezo electric lighters a a 
personal database that slips in your shirt pocket but rids 
a battery the size of a Volvo. Skillo! 




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Little Known Interesting Fact no. 1927. Did you know that 
Leader Wdrecently celebrated its first year in the software 
charts 5 You didn’t? Well it has, if you must know, and to mark this 
significant event in software history (Gerron win «. £4 we ire 
binding together with US Gold to bring you «« of 10 <=°P>“ <>* 
the brand spanking new WorU Class LeaderboarJWowl And all 
you’ve got to do is answer this simple question: 

Which one of these famous golfers didn't win the Ryder Cup as 
part of our team late last year? 

a) Ian Woosnam 

b) Seve Ballesteros > v - ' 

c) Edwina Currie _ 

Send your entries on a postcard, or thebackof a sealed eI ” elo P* 
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Did we tell you about Road Blasters ? 
We didn’t? Well, hold on to your 
aardvarks, fasten your seatbelts, 
throw away the incontinence pants 
and tie-dye your hanky, ’cos you’re in 
for a rough ride. Road Blasters is of 
course the ultra-swift driving shoot 
’em up that Atari wowed the arcades 
with, and it’s coming soon on the 
Speccy from US Gold. Other titles in 
that company’s release schedules are 
Shackled, the Data East dungeon 
shoot ’em up that may, er, remind you 
of another US Gold game, and 
Infiltrator II — The Next Day, which 
even Commodore owners may 
recognise as the follow-up to Chris 
Gray’s top-selling Infiltrator (of many 
moons ago), which in the now-trad US 
fashion will be going out for just under 
a fiver. Useful bargain, huh? 

Addictaball, Alligata’s scrolling Batty 
clone that made lips quiver and 
mouths drool in these offices, is now 
no longer to be released. “Not of 
reviewable quality” was the cry — 
haven’t we heard that before? Never 
mind — but it’s fab on the ST... 

More new stuff from Piranha, 
including Covern, Skimmer (of which 
we know absolutely zero), Halo Jones 
(as of 2000AD fame) and dribbliest of 
all, Fungus The Bogeyman, the 
gungebucket, so disgusting he makes 
Phil look like Fred Astaire. All of those 
are spring titles (boing!) so don’t hold 
your breath, unless of course you like 
being that funny blue colour... 

No news as yet of the final resting 
place of Magnetron, Steve Turner’s 
much anticipated follow-up to 
Quazatron. Will it be Firebird, who 
reputedly “poached” Turner and 
Andrew Braybrook around PCW time, 
or Hewson, their previous employers? 
Who can tell? Watch this space. Yes, 
that one. Don’t you find it makes your 
eyes go all wibbly? 

The big race this Christmas, it seems, 
will be between the compilations. 

Which will make it to number one? 
Elite’s Best of Elite double pack (8 
games for £14.95)? Gremlin’s Ten 
Great Games (for £9.99)? US Gold’s 
Solid Gold (five brilliant games for 
£8.99)? Ocean’s Game Set And Match 
(10 hit games for £12.95)? Watch the 
charts — we think it may be Out Run. 

Victory for YS last month at Ocean’s 
mega-press launch in Manchester, 
when journos competed at 
forthcoming Chrissy game Combat 
School (arcade version) for a £50 
Virgin record token. So who won? All 
those flash 12-year-olds on other 
mags who are always challenging all¬ 
comers to beat them at any game 
going? No ho ho! The winner, by a 
useful margin, was none other than 
our glorious leader, the rampaging Ms 
T Maughan, once writer of this humble 
column! Gordon Bennett, we hear you 
cry, and so did we! But her noble and 
entirely deserved victory (her words) 
was apparently due to her being 
“completely skillo”. Well of course. 

Now about that pay rise... 

Finally, our suggestion for this year’s 
rumpiest Christmas bargain. 
Mastertronic, on its Ricochet label, is 
re-releasing two classic old games for 
just £1.99 each. Knight Lore and Alien 
8, when originally they appeared, 
eons ago, were revolutionary in their 
impact, and heralded new standards 
of programming on the Speccy. Even 
by today’s standards, they’re still very 
playable, especially Alien 8, which is 
as beautifully designed as Knight Lore 
but has marginally more variety. 

Ultimate may long since have 
disappeared from view, but these are 
worthy memorials. 


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59 tor 2 years we have been saying that MULTIFACE IS THE ESSENTIAIi SPECTRUM COMPANION. 

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FUTURE SHOCKS 


Heigh ho, heigh ho, it's off to preview we go. Snow White and her hideously ugly 
dwarves have been frootling around the games companies for screenshots and early 
versions of all the newest in gaminess, and they've come up with some reet tasty 

little numbers... 



It's strange, but the game which rates highest in everybody's Desert Island 
Disks (when you add them all together and take away the number you first 
thought of) is that corky old arcade license Gauntlet. So armed with this 
nugget of information, it comes as no surprise that US Gold would want to 
do a sequel called, predictably enough, Gauntlet II. The game has all the 
fast action and addictive qualities that made Gauntlet I such a hit, but has 
so many new features and characters that it's hardly the same game at all. 
Apart from the Ghosts, Grunts, Demons, Robbers, Deaths and Sorcerers 
that you had before, in the new game you've got Super Sorcerers, Acid 
Puddles, ITs, THATs, and 100 of the weirdest (some randomly generating) 
maze rooms you've ever seen! From the demo that we played, the speed 
of the game has also been stepped up a notch, with much faster running 
characters and firing. There are other features too, like stun tiles and 


hazards which seriously affect your health rating if you bump into them. 
Stun tiles are particularly interesting as when you walk into one, it 
prevents you moving for a few seconds which of course means you can't 
avoid anyone else's shots. There are forcefields too, stretching across wide 
bits of corridor, sapping health points if you touch them. Plus there are the 
secret walls which, if you touch them, transform into something else, a row 
of treasure chests, food, potions or even a row of monsters! Even the exits 
are not what they seem, popping out of sight one minute, and then 
nipping up somewhere else the next. 

Gauntlet II looks all set to transplant its predecessor as the game you all 
reach for in times of trial. It'll cost you £8.99 and should be out in time for 
Christmas. (Christmas tip: Photocopy this Future Shock and Sellotape it to 
your parents foreheads if you want them to buy you this game!) 



Oo-er! Look at all those stun tiles! How on earth am I going to get 
round those without getting nuked? Enough of this, I better run 
around a bit, I s’pose. 


All is not as it seems, for if you touch the walls they transform into 
slavering monsters. Exits are a bit slippery too, popping up all over 
the shop. 




ENLIGHT 


This apparently coXues the aclplitures of Hasrinaxx who returns to Belorn 
after 103 years, which doesn't seem too far from the truth since if you can 
remember the exact details of Druid I then you're probably about the same 
age. The blurb also says this sequel is 'eagerly awaited', i.e. everyone's 
forgotten about it. 

Anyway, down to the game and there are 32 different spells to play with, 
15 levels and plenty more whatnots simply described as features. This is an 
early screenshot so expect the finished article to look a mite slicker. 
Enlightenment's out soon (probably in the early new year) from Firebird, at 
£7.95 — what price the freedom of Belorn, huh? See the next ish for further 
developments... 


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FUTURE SHOCKS 



Judging by the Desert Island Disks chart the first Match Day was one of 
the most popular games ever released on the Spectrum — and this one's 
even better! We'll have our usual detailed review next month, but for 
options^ variety of play, action, excitement and realism this is unrivalled 
take our word for it! Jon Ritman and Bernie Drummond may have paid us 
£100,000 in used notes, but they needn't have because we're already 
hooked — and we haven't even played the game yet! Drool drivel gosh! 
When's the next flight to the Bahamas? Lucy, call the airport.... 



Publisher's Note: Before the editorial team left for their well-deserved 
holiday beyond the reach of extradition treaties, they asked me to mention 
that Match Day II should be out now, priced £7.95. 





Yo ho! Grim anti-war movie converted into rip-roaring rampaging shoot 
'em up shock! Or possibly not. Whichever the case, Ocean's calling this 
the best program it's ever done in-house, and at first sight it looks quite 
unusual. It's a game of six parts, taking you and your men through the 
jungles of Vietnam, into villages and networks of underground caves, 
while all around you lurk booby traps and ambushing parties (hey, let's 
pa-a-arty!). Well, s'pose it's better than staying in and watching Play Your 
Cards Right Because, let's remember, points mean prizes. The game, 
meanwhile, is not quite ready but should be in the shops by January. 
Watch out for more info about this potential blockbuster.... 



(Call the actor with the loud and 
boomy voice.) Deep in an 
unexplored region of Tibet, a 
plane has crashed. Well it would 
do — you were the pilot. 
Unfortunately, something rather 
odd has happened — call it a 
time warp, a space warp, or a 
creaky plot, but you find yourself 
in a lost world full of dinosaurs, 
cannibals and, according to the 
blurb, 'viscous pygmies', which 
must have been hard to animate. 


The game's been designed by 
Denton Design and it's reputedly 
50 times larger than The Great 
Escape! It looks as though you'll 
be able to get it only on 128K 
too, which may explain that. The 
demo's a bit of a mystery, but all 
will, no doubt, be revealed when 
the finished product eventually 
appears early next year. Like its 
prequel, Where Time Stood Still it 
will be on the Ocean label at 
£7.95. 




SALAMANDER 


Oo-er, that classic (read 'old') 
arcade game Salamander has 
finally made it's way to the 
Spectrum, least it should have 
by the time you read this — or was 
that just an idle threat. 


Salamander itself is a shoot 'em 
up in every sense of the word, lots 
of mindless violence, ya-hoo. It's a 
bit like Nemesis, but as a 
spokesperson at Konami says, 'It's, 
er, much better'. 


As you start, the screen scrolls 
from left to right, and then once 
that is complete the screen scrolls 
up — this carries on in a similar 
fashion until you are finally lolled. 
We know no more, except that two 
players can play at the same time, 
and that the attractive screenshot 
of the loading screen was taken 
using quite unusual 6 by 4.5 film. 
Vely intelesting. 


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Whoosh, Whoosh — Hoop-a-la. We're riding along on the chest of a 
slave, er no. That's wrong. Anyway, enough of this, for we must tell tale of 
Digital Integration's newie. Bobsleigh. 

If you've always wanted to race along on a rickety bobsleigh at speeds 
of 80mph risking life and limb, but couldn't 'cos mum wouldn't let you ruin 
your best pully — maybe this simulation could help satisfy your strange 
desires. 

There's a choice of 6 tracks to kill yourself on, and you can also go with 
a friend too in the two-player suicide attempt. But there's more, and if you 
stay alive long enough to win a race, you can use the sponsorship 
money to buy even faster (more dangerous) bobs. 

It should be around soon with a price tag of £9.95 — which ain't a 
particularly cheap death by our reckoning. Still, it makes a change from 
dying at the hands of the great green monster from Zarrg. 



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Oh no! Not more ball jokes! Oo-er! 
No, let's raise the tone for a moment 
and tell you about Madballs, yet 
another nouveau jeu from Ocean. 
This one comes from the fiendish 
brains at work in Denton Designs, 
and is based on the toys and TV 
cartoon series. You're Dustbrain (0/7 
Don't get personal. Ed) and 1 


determined to become dictator, you 
try and capture your fellow Madballs 
and enlist their help, without falling 
into the many traps on each level. 
Sounds a bit Third Reich to us, but 
never mind. There — not a single ball 
joke (oo-er!). Damn! Oh well, it's out 
before Yule and'll set you back a 
mere £7.95. 


Nothing's so big that you can't eat 
it! That's the motto of everybody's 
favourite cat of the moment (Phil's 
too! Ed) and star of The Edge's 
new game, Garfield. Just like 
Crocodile Dundee, there's a little 
bit of him in everyone — a lazy, 
porky, coffee slurping puss, with a 


penchant for kipping and beating 
up stupid dogs. Yes, Odie the 
stupid dog is in the game as well 
as all the burgers, cups of coffee 
and fizzy pop you can drink. 
Garfield should be out in 
December, priced at £7.95. 
Prrrrrrr! 





Well it might not be called that over here, but this is a sneaky sneak 
preview of a forthcoming game from Dinamic, Ocean's little chums from 
Spain. Dustin, as he's known in the nick, is your actual jewel and art thief. 
He can't be a very good one, though, as he's currently locked up in a high 
security pris called Wad-Ras. It's up to you to get him out. 

It looks like a bit of an arcade adventure type of thing since there are so 
many bits and bobs you've got to collect to get anywhere — but it's a nice 
3-D view of the prison camp and as you can see, the graphics are kind of 
neat. All in all it looks like a bit of a departure for Dinamic. We have no 
idea of a UK release date, but you can be sure it'll be at Ocean's usual 
price of £7.95. Or if you've got enough pesetas, it's already out in Spain. 


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ROLLING 



Here's a minor scoop-ette (unless 
of course everyone else has got it 
as well): the Speccy conversion of 
Atari's corky coin-op, Rolling 
Thunder. Coming 'in early 1988' 
from US Gold (for £8.99), it's a 
zappy action-filled arcade game 
that'll be familiar to arcaders 
everywhere — yes, even in Leeds. 
The plot's as daft as usual — some 
drivel about undercover Plods 
trying to expose a secret 


organisation plotting to take over 
the world — but the game's a 
bonecruncher! As 'Albatross' (code 
name, you see) you have to 
infiltrate the enemy HQ, jump 
about killing people with all your 
amazing weapons and free some 
hostages. And they say that 
originality is killing computer 
games. Still it's a good blast, and 
judging by this early screenshot, 
the Speccy version will be too. 



RASTAN 



Hey! Played this in the arcades? We have and it's FAB! And astonishingly 
enough, Imagined conversion looks, in its early stages at least, fairly faithful. 
Six levels of bloodcurdling thrills, and possibly even spills, are there to be 
conquered as you guide Rastan the Barbarian all over the place so he can 
waste a few evil wizards. The wizards aren't exactly enamoured of our hero 
either, as every step he takes is dogged by demons and nasties, while the path 
itself is perilous and probably full of potholes. After all, we don't want ol' 

Rast to twist his ankle, do we? Well, you'll need nerves of steel and a will of 
iron to get through this, and probably a good dose of rustproofing to boot. 
Out pre-Chrimble at £7.95. 


SMART 


Here's a novelty — a Speccy game 
from Germany! Gott in Himmel, 
mein Herr! Apfel Strudel, mein 
klein Pumpernickel! Und now, let us 
konsider der Weltanshauung und 
Zeitgeist of zis game, Klever Und 
Smart. (Wot? Ed) For zese are 
kharakters from a Deutsch komik 
strip (like Asterix or Tintin) and v 
well known in the land of the 
Wiener Schnitzel. 

Klever und Smart are 
private detectives, und they are 
trying to free der kednapped Dr 
Bakterius. Klever kann disguise 
himself, und Smart is just v brainy. 
Good fun ve think — it'll be ready 
when someone's managed to 
translate it into Englisch. £8.99's 
der Preis, und das label is Magic 
Bytes. Vorsprung durch Technik, 
mein Fuhrer. . . 




THOSE 
YOU HAVE 
LOVED... 

. . . yes, we know it's usually 
called 'COMING NEXT 
MONTH', but we thought that 
this would be an excellent 
moment to look back over all the 
months and ask what 
happened to all those games we 
promised to feature but which 
never turned up. So what 
happened to Frankenstein (CRL), 
or to Nigel Mansell's Grand Prix 
(Martech)? And The Hunt For 
Red October (Argus)? 

Remember Cyborg (CRL)? And 
what about Cholo (Firebird) — 
first promised in June? Well, in 
the next issue we guarantee to 
feature every single one of these 
games. Or possibly not. Ah, but 
you never know. . . (Oh yes we 
do. Ed) 


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WRITE TO THE ED, YS, 14 RATHBONE PLACE, LONDON W1P IDE 

Star letter winners receive three games! All letters win a YS badge. 


WOLLOP! 

Cor! What a man! Wauurrrrrr!! 
What a hunk! At last, my 
desperate search has been 
completed. I have found a new 
idol! After seeing your line-up of 
'chunks' in the September issue, I 
suddenly realised that I wasn't 
quite so desperate as to consider 
Phil South for an idol after all. I 
decided he was too ugly to be 
anybody's idol. (Sob! Phil) The 
same applies to Peter George 
(are you sure he's human?). 

Marcus Berkmann can be 
summed up in three words: cute, 
but fat. But then... my eyes fell 
on his picture, and I took a sharp 
intake of breath and screamed 
WOW!I My heart leapt as I 
studied Darrell King's face. Even 
now my heart pounds every time 
I think of that clean-shaven, 
strong chiselled jaw and those 
piercing... er... black and white 
eyes. 

Who is this guy! I thought. I've 
got to know more about him. For 
example: 

1) Who is he? 

2) Where have you been hiding 
him all this time? 

3) How old is he? 

4) Does he model for Playgirl? If 
not, why not? 

5) Is he married? 

6) What's his bank balance? 

7) Is there any chance of me 
having a peek at his life 
insurance policy? 

You'll have to excuse me now, 


but I must dash off and smother 
Darrell's picture with kisses for 
the 8,976th time. 

Claire "I love Darrell 
King* Terry 
Coxford, Southampton 

Lucky old Darrell, eh? I do think 
you've been a bit hard on Phil 
and Peter, but I totally agree with 
you about Marcus. In answer to 
your questions: 1. Darrell is the 
Designer on YS, which means 
he's tres trendy. 2. We haven't 
been hiding him — he's just very 
shy. Like a badger, he only comes 
out at night. 3. Twenty-three. 4. 
He doesn't model for Playgirl 
because he models for a more 
superior magazine — this one! 5. 
Only to his job! 6. Raisonable. 1. 
Don't be disgusting! As your 
picture of Darrell has probably 
gone all soggy by now I'm 
printing another one for you to 
dribble over. Ed 



ROGUISH BEEFCAKE 

After seeing your reply to our 


previous letter, we came up with 
this poem: 

Peter George is such a sight 
He really gave us a fright 
With his face so haggard 
and hairy, 

Does he know that he’s so scary? 

UTPJ1 ft 

With his scowl so mean and 
black 

It’s enough to give anyone a 
heartanack. 

As for being butch and manly 
There are sexier teddies inside 
Hamleys . 

After all he’s not that bad 
This roguish beefcake of a lad, 
With looks so dark and jaws so 
square 

It’s such a shame about the 
facial hair. 

In the photo he looked so nice 
Now he’s got us thinking twice. 
Ed, why don’t you do him 
a favour? 

And supply him with a razor. 

Helen and Elaine 
London SW9 

There's only one poem which 
really sums up Peter's success 
with girls! 

Georgy Porgy pudding and pie 
Kissed the girls and made 
them cry 

When the boys came out to play 
Georgy Porgy ran away 

You're right about the razor — it's 
the only thing that'll put him out 
of his misery! Ed 



MISTAKEN IDENTITY 

Okay you guys and gals — drop 
everything! This is it — the biggy! 
Forget that thing called 
Spectrum, and throw your 
trainspotting equipment in the 
bin, 'cos a new craze is about to 
hit the world! 

Geddout your back issues of 


DOODLEBUGS 

Keep on doodling — it's a doddle! 

Send your cartoons to Doodlebugs, YS, 

14 Rathbone Place, London W1P IDE. 



This month's hilarious (I don't think! T'zor) doodlo comos 
from Victor 'spider' Boll off CIHton, York. Scooby Dooby 
Dooooooo! 



YS and take a gander at those 
cut-price software ads. Now 
spot those mistakes! ...Tantalis 
(surely not Tantalus?), 
Hydrofoil!?), Transformal(?l), Eat 
Worm (eughl), Exagon (not 
Exo/on, by any chance?), and 
Dark Septre to name a few. 

What do I want for sparking 
off this new craze? Well, a 
Spectrum +3 (Knew that was 
coming, somehow. Ed), a lifetime 
supply of YS, a Porsche, all the 
new software, a packet of polos, 
a Videoface Digitizer, and an 
Opus Discovery 2 would do very 
nicely, but I'll settle for a mention 
in your great mag! 

Stuart Green 
Strensall, York 
PS How do you increase the IQ 
of the YS team? Sack Phil South! 

Stuart, your letter was so 
entertaining, that we feel we 
must give you one of those prizes 
you asked for. So we've just 
written them all down on pieces 
of paper, put them into a hat, and 
now we're going to pick one out 
completely at random! (Drum 
roll) And the result is... Stuart, 
you are the lucky winner of a 
packet of Polos! Or at least you 
would have been if Phil hadn't 
eaten 'em. Oh well, never mind, 
but a badge is on its way. Ed 


WIGGLY TIPS 

Here's a small tip which could 
help you solve your loading 
problems. If you have a game 
and you've tried every volume 
possible to load it, try this. If you 
look at the tape recorder you'll 
find above the row of buttons, a 
small hole and in the hole is a 
screw. The hole is there to adjust 
the head of your tape recorder. If 
you have a very thin star 
screwdriver, simply take your 
tape out, press play, put the 
screwdriver down the hole, and 
slightly adjust the head clockwise 
or anti-clockwise, then load in 
your tape. Keep on doing this 
until it loads, but remember, 
don't run it too far anti-clockwise 
or the screw will come out! 

Unless it's a very bad copy this 
will load it. 

Tom Bums 
Kilbirnie, Ayrshire 

That's brilliant — unless of course 
you've got a Spectrum Plus 3! Ed 


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SMALL PRINT 

I want my badge now because 
this letter took two and a half 
hours to write. 

Keith Sinclair, Kelty> Fife 

Only two and a half! This reply 
took a whole week! Id 

It might interest you to know 
that I'm having my tea break, 
and I'm writing this in a public 
lavatory in Hammersmith, 

"Mad* Mike Stone, 
London W12 

It doesn't! id 

This is not for the letters column 
but if it was, it would easily win 
the Star Letter. 

Philip Ray, Andover, 
Hants 

You want a bet? Ed 

This letter was written under 
the influence of Pritt Stick. 
Thurstan Felstead, South 
Ruislip, Middx 

Hey like wow man. That's like 
totally awesome! Ed 

Hi, do you know that you're 
awfully good looking for a 
meatball? 

Khalid Jamil, London 
NW2 

You don't mince words , do you? 

Ed 

X-TRICATED 

I would like to draw your 
attention to an advert on page 
83 of September's YS. What is 
this computer magazine coming 
to? On page 83 there is an 
advert for X-rated Adult-Only 
games. What perverse person 
wrote such trash for the 
Spectrum? How can a highly 
respected magazine like 
YS publish such ads? Surely you 
are not that desperate for money 
that you find it necessary to 
degrade the mag with "X-rated 
Adult-Only Games". 

Martin Stonebridge 
Ipswich, Suffolk 
PS When are you going to 
review these games? 

After noticing the advert myself ’ 
we wrote off for the games to 
see what they were like. It only 
took a quick examination to 
decide not to run the adverts any 
more. And no , we certainly will 
not be reviewing any of these 
products. What do you think we 
are — perverts? Ed 



YS is not only great to read, but 
it comes in handy for Speccy 
faults. I tried to load my fave 
game (Ghostbusters). To my utter 
disgust every time I loaded it, the 
screen went blank. I got so cross 



TRAINSPOTTER 

AWARD 


DR NO NO! 

Memo from M to Agent T'zer: 
Commander Bond, 007, has 
drawn my attention to the July 
issue of your magazine, which 
contained some innaccuracy 
about those actor chappies who 
have portrayed him in the 
cinema. 

Miss Moneypenny has 
diligently scoured the files and 
has found that the first person to 
play James Bond was an 
American actor named Barry 
Nelson, in a version of Casino 
Royale made for CBS Television 
in 1954 — a full eight years 
before Sean Connery was to 
become Bond in Dr No. 

In your magazine, the question 
raised was which actor named 
Niven played Bond in the first 
ever Bond film, Casino Royale , 
and our intelligence section feels 
that this is where the confusion 
has arisen. David Niven did 
indeed play 007 in a version of 
this film but this was what is 
known as a 'spoof' version and 
we don't like to talk about it too 


that I hit my Speccy with the May 
copy of YS. I loaded 
Ghostbusters and guess what? It 
played for yonks after that and I 
still have that May copy. I read 
YS every month and think it is 
fab. If you don't print this in the 
Star Letter slot my mum will stop 
me reading YS for five months 
(we bet five YSs). My mum needs 
the three fave games for my 
dad's birthday. 

Nicola J Herbert 


much. 

Commander Bond would be 
grateful if you would set the 
above facts out for your readers. 
He also made reference to 
something called a 'Trainspotter 
Award' and something about 
exploding joysticks if he didn't 
receive one. Send him a badge 
or something to keep him quiet. 
M (alias Chris Fallon, 
Runcorn, Cheshire) 

PS We have just learnt that one 
of your cartographers (look it 
up) is a double agent. His name 
is Mischa Welch and his work has 
also appeared in CRUSH 
magazine. Liquidate him at once. 

Well , there's a thing! I've never 
heard of Barry Nelson but I'm 
sure you're right. I don't really 
fancy having a joystick explode 
in my face so I'll send Bondy 
Babes a badge as you suggest. Is 
your PS written in some sort of 
code? 'Cos we don't actually 
have any rag and bone men 
working for us. Well , except for 
Kippers Cox the publisher. Ed 

BUND DATE 

While looking at the rules for the 
Slaine Warp Spasm compo in the 
October issue of YS I noticed 
that the second rule was: 

"You'd be out of your hero 
harness not to get your entry in 
by September 30th!' I know YS 
goes on sale a couple of weeks 
before the month on the cover, 
but shouldn't you give the readers 
more time to get their entries in? 
Fiona Collinson 
Kirkliston, Edinburgh 
PS I think Batty's brill! 

Oops! You're right. The closing 
date is in fact the 31 st October. 
Sorry about that. Ed. 


Wilmslow, Cheshire 

Glad to hear YS comes in so 
useful. We've found it particularly 
handy in keeping Phil on his diet. 
We simply roll up a copy of YS, 
preferably the October issue , 
and stick it in his gob so he can't 
eat. Amazingly enough it also 
keeps him quiet. Ed. 

PS Sorry but you don't win the 
Star Letter this time — you'll just 
have to write in again! 


KINDLY LEAVE THE STAGE 

This month's crap jokes come 
from Steve Clay and Claire 
Terry (What? Her again? Ed), 
so blame them, not us. 

Q What is green, squashy and 
spends a lot of time 
underwater? 

A An avocado with an 
aqualung! 

Q What goes in stiff and dry, 
comes out limp and wet and 
gives pleasure to two people? 


A A teabag! 

Q What do you do if an 
Irishman throws a pin at you? 
A Run like hell — he's got a 
grenade in his mouth! 

Do you know any jokes that 
make these sound like Oscar 
Wilde? Then don't delay — 
send it to Kindly Leave The 
Stage, YS, 14 Rathbone Place, 
London W1 P 1 DE, and if it's 
really that bad, we'll print it 
and you'll win a YS badge! 
Cool? Frozen, 



This month’s castaway is 
Marcus Light, whose 
splendid choice of name is 
reflected in his splendid 
choice of games ( Whos 
writing this rubbish? Ed) 

Exolon/YLewson 
I like a good blast! (Okay, I 
admit it, I’m a masochist!) 

Starglider/ Rainbird 
A good game for people wiv’ 
spare £l5s crunching around 
in their pockets! Great fun 
though! 

Zynapsl Hewson 
Yet more blastin’ — 
Aaaarrggh! Any more and I’ll 
turn into a homicidal maniac 
(but wot’s new?) 

ArkanoidJ Imagine 
Ooooh! It’s Breakout with a 
new hair-do. A puh-retty 
good bash if I may say so! 

Little Computer People! 
Activision 

A great little game... just 
think of the possibilities... 
having a shower is one that 
springs to mind (’cos I’m a 
bit like that). Pity that you 
can’t control your own little 
T’zer though! 

Barbarian/Fslace 
I just lurve beat ’em ups. 
Smack, biff ‘n’ wallop! I 
never win though ’cos I’m a 
wimp. 

Sentinel// Firebird 
Oooh! Let’s do a bit of 
absorbing. This is the ideal 
game for a castaway, ’cos it 
takes years to complete! 

EastEnders/Macsen 
Well I’ve got to have 
something to eat, haven’t I! 

What are your eight fave 
games? Write to Desert 
Island Disks and tell us. You 
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mas fails to load, even If 
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FOLD 

Monty comes out of 
retirement yet again to take 
part in his most daring 
challenge yet - getting this 
game from the programmers 
onto the cover of Your 
Sinclair! Now you may 
wonder how this game has 
got onto the cover if you have 
to play it in order to get it onto 
the cover. So do we. Phil’s got 
quite a stomach ache trying to 
work it all out ( You sure that’s 
not hunger? Ed). 

But that’s enough of this, or 
indeed that. Before you load it 
up and get Monty in, chew on 
this. If you get past the sixth 
screen there’s a special 
message screen to 
congratulate you on finishing 
the game. What does it say? 
The first person to send in the 
correct answer will win 15 
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can’t be bad, eh? But be 
warned - the last time we did 
anything like this (Batty) we 
got the first reply within 48 
hours of the mag hitting the 
streets. Cooee! So if you’re 
quick off the mark, write to 
Monty Challenge, Your 
Sinclair, 14 Rathbone Place, 
London W1P1DE. And let’s 


have some hints ’n’ tips, huh? 
We hope you enjoy it. Moley 
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The YS offices look strangely tidy - 
no huge piles of papers, no unlabelled 
cassettes, no wire spaghetti, no real 
spaghetti being eaten by Phil - but 
there are some nasties floating 
around - publishers, freelance 
contributors, all the usual types. Still, 
Marcus is nowhere to be seen, so it’s 
obviously before 12! 



At Gremlin, on the other hand, 
things look very busy. Are the 
company’s programming suites 
really full of luscious large breasted 
young lovlies? And when’s the next 
train to Sheffield? 


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as good old Ranger Smith are 
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Now you can actually 
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Along the way all sorts of creepy 
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The Royal 
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This is your chance to work at 
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need cunning, strong nervesand quick 
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Melchester 
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organised to save the club Roy's 
team mysteriously disappears. 

Unless he rescues them he may end 
up facing the opposition alone! 

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Megacity is 

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Meanwhile on Eternia, Phil South™ battles against Masters Of The Universe ™, the new game from Gmli 


ust when you thought it was Lyn, are after the power held by the and some guy called Man-At-Arms are 

safe to go back into the Sorceress of Greyskull Castle, and now separated by all that cosmic travel 

toyshop... Masters Of The they have it! (Dann-dan-daaaaaannnn!) (funny that!) and must gather eight 

Universe leap out at you from He-Man and Teela escape and meet with chords to repair the Cosmic Key. The 

every window, magazine, TV, and a cheery little gnome called Gwildor, who game takes place in a compendium of 

now from the cinema with the Christmas shows them a small glittery musical exciting subgames which tell the key 

release of the Masters movie. Dolph object, his Cosmic Key. With the key you points of the story in easy to swallow 

Lundgren plays the part of He-Man, the can travel anywhere in the cosmos, chunks. 

blonde balloon factory explosion we all which they do when confronted by The graphics (as always with Gremlin) 

know and love and Frank Langella (who Skeletons men. But wouldn’t you know it, are first rate and the overall impression 
played Dracula in the soppy 1979 because Gwildor pressed the key of the game is one of fast and zappy 

American version) plays the evil Skeletor. randomly in a moment of panic, they action from start to finish. In the end, you 

(For more of this see this month’s arrive in America in 1987! (Amazing! face Skeletor back on Eternia, and in 

Rachael’s movie review.) And cheap on sets , too! Ed) It’s at this your battle to the death you settle the 

The story goes that Skeletor and his point that the game begins. You play the question of who will have The Power! 



teela. iveseateh them, 
WHERE ARE you? 


tvs700 LATE. SKELEMHAS 
... dick! 


CHARLIES 
ELECTRICAL STORE. 
THErVE GOT THE COSAI/C 
HEY! 


part of He-Man, as he tries to find his way Phew! It’s so exciting I can hardly contain 
back to Eternia. He-Man, Teela, Gwildor 


chums have just beaten the choccy out 
of He-Man and Co on their home planet 
of Eternia. Skeletor, and his sidekick Evil 


Miscarry communicators. smMjVf* 
",to time throughout the game. He-Ma 
the others, telling him what to do next. 


must fi9ht with Skeletons me 
>he map in apian view he can 
tundhim wherever he goes .. 


Opposite Charlie s Electrical Store. Skeletor s goons are hiding in a 
deserted building, firing laser blasts at you. Aim at them with the cursor 
and fire before they actually hit you. They really are lousy shots. 


On his way to help his friends (Yay. He-Man!) our hero hops on apassb 
disk, and hovers downtown. Thosepesky baddies are stiffpopping up « 
over the shop, so blast them to shreds again. 





















no. sneletor. 

IT'S YOU WHO 'LL MEET 
YOUR ANCESTORS\ NOTH 


AT LAST! 

PREPARE TO MEET YOUR 
DOOM. NE MAN! 


r nlin Graphics ... He has The Power ! 


myself. All this nipping around on flying 
disks, blamming Skeletor’s bullyboys 
and rescuing Eternia and the known 
universe at large is a bit much, especially 
before breakfast. But good will win in the 
end. it always does... 

Doesn't it? 




Uu must fight your wuy througn "T" 

Mtinue. Beast Man is a tough guy. but worse than 

darts at the same time. Keep jumping 


avoid Blade 's 


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And so. much later, you are returned to Eternia. where you must face 
Sketetor in his new guise... he has The Power, and it's up to you to get h 
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A revolution in standards 
of quality and entertainment 
has taken place in the 
software world! 


WARZ 

A game that takes fantasy 
role playing one step further. 
Witness the superb graphics that set Wizard Warz apart 
from other strategy games and see the effect of your spells 
as they hurtle across the screen combining fast moving 
action with depth of gameplay in a true fantasy role playing 
game that’s a real strategical challenge. 

© Copyright Ltd. 1987 CANVAS Software. 

Screen shot from CBM version 




BRAVESTARR 

The discovery of Kerium on the planet of New Texas brings a 
rush of fortune hunters... some are good, most are bad, 
outlaws and gamblers, terrorising and robbing. Out went the 
cry for an army of lawmen, but in reply the Earth Council sent 
one man - Marshall Bravestarr - he was enough! A man of 
determination and courage, blessed with amazing animal 
powers that give him unimaginable capabilities. He needs 
them all in overcoming a world full of rejects and scum led by 
the malicious and greedy TEX HEX. In an era of imitations 
Bravestarr is an original. A compelling mix of the exciting and 
unusual bringing into one the legendary old West and the 
space frontiers of the future. 

© Copyright 1987 by Filmation lid. All rights reserved. 

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villains as your marauding trio run riot, laying waste to fortress after fortress. 
There’ll be resistance from the peasants and gentlefolk but let that not deter 
three evil minded rogues on a path of demolition anddestruction. Compulsive, 
fast moving action that’ll keep bringing you back time after time. * 

© 1987 Future Concepts. 

Screen shot from CBM version 


CAPTAIN AMERICA 

IN THE DOOM TUBE OF DR. MEGALOMANN 

It’s the 4th July and the nation is set for an almighty 
celebration. Into the comparative calm of the White House 
bursts the manic Dr. Megalomann: “Step down Mr. President, 
submit to my rule or today America will know a plague from 
which death will seem a happy release.” 

No time to lose for Captain America. CIA say there’s an 
unidentified missile located in a Californian Desert. Together 
you and Captain America can save the free world. God save 


America! 


© 1987 Marvel Entertainment Group Inc. Ail rights reserved. 


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itm ■ umbug, humbug, humbug. Us the season to be 
I mean and stingey,” said Phantom Phil to Mlngey 
lp9| Marcus. Hiding in the VS prizes cupboard, they 

I hatched an egg, sorry an evil plan. Dan, dan daaaan! 
m 9 (Altogether now: Boo hiss!) 

“Compos every month, prizes by the score, and just 
because \Vs Christmas they’ll be expecting a megacompo. 
Well let them eat cold Christmas pud, because we’ll blag all 
the prizes!” cackled Mlngey Marcus, cramming footballs 
down his cleavage. 

“IVe got over 1,000 prizes hidden in my drawers” 
(Altogether now: Oo-erl) chimed Phantom Phil, stuffing 
custard pies in his gob. (All shout: “Oh no you haven’t”) 

“Oh yes we have!” bellowed Mlngey Marcus and Phantom 
Phil. 


Enter our hero, Dick Whlmplngton, The Ed (Dick Ed for 
short), slapping thighs and throwing open the cupboard door: 
“Oh jingle bells, we've been blagged! All the Christmas 
megacompo prizes have gone. Walt, whatfe this note on the 
floor? A ransom demand.” 


W*- A. vo<A ^ ^ 

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"I If you want to see 25 copies of 
Jl Beau Jolly's Computer Hits Vol 
4,25 copies of 5 Star Games Vol 3 
and five of Its T-shirts ever again, 
you’d better come up with the 
answer to this: how do you shoot a 
blue elephant? 

a. With a huge gun 

b. With a blue elephant gun 


You’d better give in and tell us: 
^vhow do you shoot a red 
elephant? Otherwise we’ll 
dismember the 30 copies of 
Gremlin’s Masters Of The Universe 
and the ten footballs signed by 
Gary Lineker we’ve got stashed 
away. 

a. With a red elephant gun (Don’t 
be silly, there’s no such thing) 

b. Tie a knot in a red elephant’s 
nose, wait ’til it goes blue, then 
shoot it with a blue elephant gun 

*j£ For 20 copies of Ariolasoft’s 
JWerewolves Of London and 10 
Werewolves posters, tell us what’s 
splashy and steamy and comes out 
of Cows (Cowes)? Or we’ll send you 
a long playing Des 0’ Connor 
record. 

a. The Royal Yacht Britannia 

b. Oo-er 

;;i We’ve got 30 copies of 
^Piranha’s Flunky and 10 
Piranha T-shirts hidden in Phil’s 
drawers, that’ll never see the light 
of day again, unless you give us an 
answer to this: What do you call a 
mushroom that buys you lots of 
drinks? 

a. Psssst as a toad-stool 

b. A fungi to be with 


5 Cascade gave us 25 copies of 
Implosion and 25 copies of 
Ace II for prizes but Mlngey Marcus 
will only give them back if you know 
what you call a man with a spade 
sticking out of his head? 
a. Doug 
b. Harold 

6 Five copies of each of The 
Edge’s Warlock, Darius, 
Garfield, Inside Outing, Alien 
Syndrome and Xecutor are up for 
ransom if you tell Phantom Phil why 
you can never rely on a parachute? 
a. Because it always lets you down 
b. Wednesday’s always early 
closing 

7 Electronic Arts gave us 10 
copies of Pegasus and ten of 
its T-shirts, but Marcus is enjoying 
playing with them so much he’ll 
only give them back, if you can tell 
him what you’d call a gorilla with a 
banana in each ear? 
a. Anything you like, he can’t hear 
you 

b. Ian Botham 

O Ve have vays und meanz of 
Omaking you talk. We won’t 
torture you with copies of Sinclair 
User - we just won’t send you one 
of 30 Code Master's games and five 
of its T-shirts unless you can tell us 
what runs but stands still, 
a. A tap 

b. Sebastian Coe 

9 Tell us what’s pink and hard in 
the morning and we’ll leave one 
of 10 copies of Firebird’s Sidewlze 
and 50 of Parabola in a deserted 
car park for you to collect, 
a. Last night’s raspberry Angel 
Delight 

b. The Financial Times crossword 


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1 you’d like to rescue one of 
M V25 copies of Virgin’s Action 
Force from Phil’s clutches tell us 
how you know if you’ve got an 
elephant in the fridge? 

a. Lots of slurpy noises (No, That’s 
only Phil) 

b. Footprints in the custard 


'l *9 If you want one of 10 copies 
M m of CDS’ Brian Clough’s 
Football Fortunes you can dribble, 
unless you know why the hedgehog 
crossed the road? 

a. Because he felt like it 

b. Because he wanted to see his 
flatmate 


n lnfogrames gave us 20 
copies of Sidewalk to give 
away, which you can get your paws 
on if you know the best way to 
confuse the Ed. 

a. Give h'er three shovels and tell 
her to take her pick 
b. Give her three picks and tell her 
to take her shovel 


% CJ Give in to our demands or we 
iOwon’t send you 25 copies of 
Activision’s Rampage, 25 copies of 
Aliens US and 10 giant mega 
posters. Let us know who wrote the 
famous novel Knickers Round 
Ankles? 

a. Lucy Lastic 

b. Nora Bone 


C fy You still haven’t given in to 
M.*rour demands, eh? Tell us 
how to spell Hungry Horse in four 
letters, and we might let you have 
one of 20 copies of Mercenary 
from Novagen also 20 Targ survival 
kits. 

a. M.T.G.G. 

b. Neigh lad 


*|CT CRL has 10 copies of each of 
Ball breaker, Death Or Glory 
and Sunstar to give away. But not 
before you’ve answered the 
following question. When is a door 
not a door? 

a. When it’s ajar 

b. When it’s a mango 


1 We’ve got 10 copies of each 

K&of Sqij, The Bow and Soft & 
Cuddly by The Powerhouse to 
squander, but Phil and Marcus 
won’t give them up unless you can 
pay the price by figuring out what 
can go up a chimney down but can’t 
go down a chimney up? 

a. An overweight Father Christmas 

b. An umbrella 


This is your last chance to 
v release 20 copies of 
Ocean’s Game, Set And Match 
from the horrors that await them 
from those ugly dames Phil and 
Marcus. Just tell us what’s black 
and white and red all over? 

a. A zebra in a RoboChef 

b. A newspaper 


\ id Can you save 20 copies of 
Jrm'US Gold’s Gauntlet II from 
almost certain death? (Phil and 
Marcus would bore anybody to 
death. Ed) Just tell us what you call 
an Irish double glazing salesman? 

a. Paddy 0’ Doors 

b. Jeffrey Archer 


Martech has 10 copies of 
Catch 23 that you can 
rescue from Phil’s undies if you 
know which film is about sub-aqua^ 
football teams? 

a. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 
b Sting Ray 


Plus there are 200 'Your Sinclair Is Skill’ 
badges for the runners up! 


\ S Mastertronic has 20 copies 
MO of Heart Of The Seventies 
video and 50 copies of Agent XII 
up for grabs but Phil won’t let go of 
them until you tell us what runs 
through the butchers naked? 

a. The Harlem Globe Trotters 

b. Streaky bacon 


1 £2We’re watching your every 
MOmove, so if you want to see 
two copies of Prism’s ‘EYE’ The 
Boardgame alive again you’d better 
tell us what clock never ticks. 

a. A dandelion 

b. One with no batteries in 


The Sanity Clause 


• All Santa’s little helpers at 
Dennis Publishing, Piranha, 
Martech, Gremlin and everyone 
else in the megacompo aren’t 
allowed to get into the Xmas 
spirit. 

• All notes to Father Christmas 
will be ignored but entries must 
be sent up the chimney before 
January 31st 1988 or Phantom 
Phill will start eating the prizes! 

• And don’t mess with us, we 
won’t enter into correspondence 
with anyone! 


I ITS THE VS CHRISTMAS 1 


Okay, okay I give in to Mingey Marcus’s and Phantom Phil’s ransom 
demands. Here’s the answers to your pathetic questions: 


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Even though I’m under the table full of Christmas spirit, I’m cutting out the coupon, 
sticking it to the back of a postcard and sending it to the, Phantom Pass-The-Plum- 
Pudding’ Phil And Mingey ‘Scrooge Was My Father’ Marcus Were Hiding In The YS 
Prizes Cupboard Throwing Custard Pies Compo, Your Sinclair, 14 Rathbone Place, 
London W1P IDE. 


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T here aren’t many things 
I can’t keep my hands 
off, none that are 
printable anyway, but 
once I’d had a taste of 
playing Ocean’s new megasmash 
Gryzor, I was hooked. Paul Owens, 
the guy who had the ominous task 
of converting the coin-op version 
onto the Speccy, had no mean feat 
on his hands. How to crunch 20 
levels of shoot ’em up action into 
48K of memory and survive? Well, 
survive he did with all 20 levels 
completely intact on the Spectrum. 
Okay, so he used 64K of memory 
(it’s a multiloader on the 48K 
machine) and some of the more 
intricate graphics and additional 
features had to go, but there’s still 
one hell of a game in there. 

It’s basically a multi-format 
shoot ’em up, set on an Alien 
planet which has four different 
types of levels — vertical and 
horizontal scrolling, stationary and 
maze. You play a huge great hulk 
of a bloke who’s been instructed to 
infiltrate the Alien Rebel’s 
headquarters and destroy its 
beating heart to finish the game. 
But first there are waves of trigger- 
happy guerillas to blast to pieces, 
cannons to destroy and targets to 
shoot out throughout the 20 
gruelling levels. 

Graphically, Gryzor is brilliant, 
with its colourful sceneries, pixel- 


perfect animated sprites and 
superbly smooth scrolling 
sections. Gameplay’s pretty nifty 
too! The hero’s acrobatics makes 
Daley Thompson look like a 
catatonic slow-worm. He can 
crouch, jump and run when the 
going gets tough. And the action is 
FAST! Missiles and bullets fly 
about all over the shop and there 
are loads of tanks, guns and 
armoured vehicles to negotiate 
too. You’ve got to have nerves of 
steel and razor sharp reflexes if 
you’ve any chance of completing 
the deadly mission ahead of you. 

Once you’ve completed a 
horizontal section it’s onto the 
maze where it really starts hotting 
up. You must shoot out the targets 
whilst avoiding electric fields, 
bullets, rollers and various nasties 
who’d rather see you dead. If that 
isn’t enough, you’ve then got to go 
on to complete some very tricky 
stationary screens that’ll take 
some nifty footwork and precision 
shooting. And here’s a tip — keep 
moving or you don’t stand a chance! 

If you’re looking for a high-speed 
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look at and exciting to play — grab 
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Jumpin’ Gryzor Flash — It’s a gas r gas, gas! You’re bogged down in 
the jungle on level one in this horizontally scrolling section, and it 
won’t be peanuts getting out either. Jump and crouch to avoid the 
gunfire, keeping on the move as much as possible. It’s best here to 
shoot out the cannons and guns before trying to get past them. 















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worth £1,000 in our super spiffing compo. What’s more, you won’t 
need a fork-lift truck or a British Rail porter (some hope) to carry it 
home cos it’s been custom built to fit neatly into a suitcase. All you 
need to get it going is a Tatung or Amstrad monitor so you better 
get one of those for Christmas. Plus there are ten copies of the 
Speccy version for the runners-up. But where’s the catch? (On the 
case you fool! Ed) There isn’t one. All you’ve got to do is answer 
this easy peasy question below and complete the tie breaker in 
less than twelve words saying why you’d like a Gryzor arcade 
machine. And remember - make it witty! Fill in the coupon with 
your name and address and send the whole lot, or a photocopy to 
Gis’ A Gryzor Coin-Op Or I’ll Blow Your Head Off Compo, Your ’ 
Sinclair, 14 Rathbone Place, London W1P1DE. And now your starter 
for ten, in other words the question: Who invented the computer? 


GRYZOR, GRYZOR, RA,RA,RA! 

I ve got a brain the size of a Tefal Fat Fryer and the answer to your 

question is:. 

Complete the tie-breaker in less than twelve witty words: 

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knows howto use it. (/ have? I do? Ed) 

• Employees of Ocean Software Ltd, Dennis Publishing or the Alien Rebel 
leader are forbidden to enter, so get out now! 


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STAND 


Pictionary- 

around £20. 


Lucy sets fire to 
dictionary. Back 3. 


Art Ed dragged 
screaming into van by 
heavily armed men in 
white coats. Go 
forward 2. 


Phil on his way to Rio 
with all of your 
worldly goods. Go 
back 5. 


The Bottom Line- 

around £18 


Tea Break. 


SPITTING IMAGE 

Parker/around £19 

Dreamt up by the show’s main writers, this has got to be pick of the 
bunch for laffs, gameplay and just plain nastiness (‘Rules: The fattest 
player starts.’ This argument virtually outlasted the game). Each of you 
plays the part of a world leader with three scandals to hide (Thatcher 
Drinks Two Bottles Of Whisky For Breakfast’, ‘Gorbachev In Shergar 
Kidnap Revolution’, ‘Reagan Has Silicone Buttocks' and so on) and it’s 
up to all the other players to expose the scandals, with the help of the 
pig-faced journalist on everyone’s trail, and make large sums of 
money. Good rubbery fun. 

Score: 9 


DARE 

Crown Andrews/around £15 

You want wacky? This game’s so 
terminally wacky it makes Filthy Rich 
And Catflap look like Sir Geoffrey 
Howe. Move round the board and 
answer general knowledge questions 
in the time honoured manner, but 
woe betide you if you get anything 
wrong! Cos then you have to do a 
dare, like ‘Pretend you are a cat 
licking its paws and toes', or ‘Let 
someone put butter on the end of 
your nose. Leave it there until next 
turn', or ‘Sing a song with sand in the 
title’. If you land on a square like 
‘SNEEZE’ or ‘BREAKDANCE’ or 
‘KISS AN OPPONENT’ you have to 
do that activity until your next go. 
Weirdst! 

Score: 8 


While playing Dare, 
you’re dared to kiss 
the opponent on your 
left, who turns out to 
be T’zer. Go forward 3. 


...who’s gone to the 
loo, to be replaced by 
Kevin. Go back5. 


Still, let’s have a game 
of Quotations. Throw 
again. 


Trim 


Dingbats -around 
£ 10 . 


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Art Ed goes berserk 
and wipes out entire 
Art Dept with M-16. 
Mag likely to be a little 
late this month. Miss 
two turns. 


Teresa tells you to 
write a review of 
board games. Go 
forward 2 spaces. 


Virgin Games Centre 
agree to lend you the 
games for review. 
Throw again. 


Aero Bats- 

around £10 




FINISH-You must 
have exactly the right 
number to land here, 
otherwise you won’t 
get paid! 




While you’re at Virgin, 
you miss an 
important phone call. 
Back 1 space. 


...And Phil eats your 
lunch. Return to start. 


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Art Ed arrives for work 
with machine gun - 
shaped bulge in 
jacket. Go back 1 
space. 


Realise you haven’t 
done any work on that 
board game feature 
yet. Miss a turn. 


Phil borrows £2 for a 
cup of coffee. Go back 
2 spaces. 


In the pub (To escape, 
you need a‘Get Out Of 
Pub Free’ card or a 6). 


Scruples- around 
£13. 


■Bstion of Sport 

around £23. 


Art Ed looking a little 
overwraught. Miss a 
turn and proceed with 
caution. 


Sherlock Holmes, 
Consulting Detective 

-around £18. 


Everybody stops fora 
game of Spitting 
Image. Go forward 2. 


Phil borrows £5 for a 
packet of Maltesers. 
Go back 2. 


Eye- around £15, 


Work break. Miss a 
turn. 


I / Forced \ 
/ to climb ' 
7 Xmas Tree \ 
' while playing 
‘Complete Bastard 
Go to pub to tend 
wounds. 


Art Ed extremely 
overwraught-thinks 
he's an aardvark. Miss 
a turn and take cover. 


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1S Trivial Pursuit -"* 3 
Entertainment 

around £15. 


QUOTATIONS 

MB Games/around £15 

Well, it’s not really a board game, but 
anyone who liked 7r/V will just go 
wibbly at the knees over this one. For 
older players only I think, but so 
what? Who are you calling a wrinkly? 
Take that! And that! (oof!) Anyway, 
Quotations is made up of 395 cards, 
most of which contain three or four 
quotey questions, which are rather 
less boring and difficult than you 
might think. Rather like Scruples, 
there’s no actual board as such, or 
even at all, but that doesn’t matter 
much, because the game’s as well 
thought out and consistently fab as 
the VS office fave, A Question of 
Scruples, also from MB. A cracker. 
Score: 9 


GARY LINEKER’S FOOTBALLER 

OFTHEYEAR 

Gremlin Games/around £12 

Regular readers will know that I have a rather soft spot for footie- 
based games (of whichever type), and this one’s no exception. Instead 
of playing the manager, as the Speccy usually calls you to do, this time 
you’re just a player, moving up the divisions and through four status 
levels, ‘Novice’,‘Useful’, ‘Tasty’ and ‘Superstar’. There are all the usual 
hazards, one of which is the 11 different dice you get with the game. 
This means there’s rather more luck than skill in the game, but it’s still 
quite fun, and probably more suited to the younger player. 

Score: 6 


HOW TO BE A COMPLETE 

BASTARD 

Paul Lamond Games/around £13 

We’re in wacky country here again, with dares aplenty, but I’m not sure 
that this one, based on Ade Edmondson’s bestselling book (400,000 
copies — that’s what I call richl) is quite up to the standard of Dare. 
There’s not so much variety to the gameplay, and there are far fewer 
really good dares (although my fave was ‘The opponent of your choice 
must pick the spot of another player you choose’. Ugh!). A couple of 
good jokes aside though, it’s a bit disappointing. 

Score: 5 


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Phil borrows £1000 
for his bus fare. Go 

hamstring. Backl. 

Spec around £35 

back 2. 


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TIPSHOP 

On the first day of Tipshop my Phil 
South sent to me...five golden 
tips, four calling maps, three 
French hints, two turtle POKEs, 
and a joystick in a pear treeee-yah! 


erry Christmas! 

I just love the 
Christmas season, 
don’t you? It’s so 
funny to watch 
people open the cheap presents 
you bought them and hiss 
between their teeth, “Ah, just 
what I’ve always wanted”. Cracks 
me up every time. Anyway, as 
well as all this festive buffoonery, 
we’ve got a bumper Tipshop this 
month, with pages and pages of 
hints, tips, maps and POKEs to 
keep you waggling your joystick 
well into the wee small hours. 
There’s all sorts of stuff in this 
month’s hinting and tipping 
funfile, including the amazing 
Aliens US, 72(7, Renegade, 
Exoloo, Gauntlet, Chronos, Tai 
Pan, Wizball and many more 
super new games for you to 
enjoy. Oh yes, and don’t forget to 
check out your free Christmas 
present —The Your Sinclair 
Secret Map Booklet, containing 
Trantor, Flunky, Indiana Jones 
Arid The Temple Of Doom plus 
millions... thousands... 
hundreds... well a couple of 
others, anyway! Right, sleeves 
rolled up, joystick at the ready! 
Let’s dive in! 


are in control of the drop ship, 
trying to keep in the ‘pipe’, the 
guidance circles on your head- 
up display. If you can’t keep the 
pipe, the drop is aborted and you 
have to start again. The trick is to 
anticipate the twists and turns of 
the pipe, because it’s almost 
impossible to react to some of 


the tighter bends. Make some 
sort of map, or just play it over 
and over until you know it. 

2. APC Rescue — The marines 
are trapped inside the catwalks 
under the atmosphere 
processor. You have to guide 
them back to the APC, and you 
must do this by switching quickly 
between them, shooting some 
aliens and switching back again. 
When a screen flashes red get to 
the trooper as soon as you can, 
or he’ll be chomped. 

3. Operations Room — You are 
left to fend off the swarming, 
aliens as the rest of the team cut 
through a door. Go for the fast 
moving aliens first, and just 
bump the slow moving ones 
away, or the fast ones will get 
through and kill your team. 

4. Air Duct Maze — Getting to 
the drop zone through the ducts 
is a hazardous business. The 
aliens will follow you, so use this 
to your advantage and lead them 
where you want them and run 
the other way. (You’ll see what I 
mean.) When an alien 
disappears, run for it, ’cos it’ll 
pop up somewhere else almost 
immediately. 

5. Newt Rescue — Back to the 
catwalk again, this time to track 
Newt on her locator band. 

Glance at the range locator, but 
don’t stare at it. You’ve only got a 
couple of seconds to shoot the 
aliens which will pounce at you, 
so stay frosty and keep your 
eyes glued to the catwalk. 


6. The Queen — And we don’t 
mean HRH, neither! Box the 
queen’s ears with the loader 
arms to soften her up a bit, then 
grab her with one of the claws 
and hold her over the hatch. It 
will open and then you can drop 
her through it. That’s it! Game 
over! 

If you played the game all the 
way through without using the 
skip mode, you will then see the 
final screen. I won’t spoil it for 
you, so buy the game and find 
out for yourself. 




• Regular tipper Theo Blitsas 
knows a thing or two about 
Eagle’s Nest. In fact he’s sorted 
out the password to load data. 
Now it can be told: 02303104. “I 
hope I am not the nth person to 
write with this!” he adds with 
typically Grecian phlegm. Well, 
thank you Theo, my little 
Acropolis. And by the way, what 
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up to the minute (bang! 
map of Code Masters ATV 


Simulator. “I hope that you 
could find somewhere to bung 
it in your mag” he says with 
customary wit and charm. Thanx 
Mark. 


• This is Electric Dreams’ 
super duper Speccy conversion 
of the C64 American version of 
the game, and a very nice little 
design it is too. I liked the game 
so much I thought I’d do some 
hot tips for it right away. And here 
they are. There are six games in 
one, so let’s take them one at a 
time: 

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• Wow! I’ve had so many 
letters about Batty, I just can’t 
count them all, let alone read 
them. But some mega-brill 
people have sent me screen 
dumps of all the screens, just to 
show how skill they are! Although 
they don’t really constitute a map 
as such, I thought it’d be nice for 
you to see what you’re up 
against. Incidentally, I got a 
phone call today from Philip 
Wade, the writer of Gilsoft’s 
Patch, who has just stayed up all 
night and finished the game, 
without any POKES, ending with 
a score of 2,500,000. 
Congratulations, Phil. You can 
go and have a kip now. Right, 
courtesy of Phil Wade, Ronald 
McAvoy, David Beaton, Hode 
Scheiss, Tristan Shout, IE 
Celant, and Vernon Schtup, we 
bring you, the complete Batty. 

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• Just a little whisper of a 
playing hint for Cascade’s 
Implosion. Press Z key to dive 
under grid and catch crystals for 
extra shield energy and laser 
power. Shoot pods for extra 
points, too! Heh heh heh! 

720° 

• US Gold’s 72Ct is so new, my 
copy didn’t even have any 
instructions with it. But the basic 
gist of the game is you have to 
complete some fancy 
skateboarding on the way to the 
four skateparks, picking up 
points and dosh to buy new 
equipment. You can pick up 
money along the way, and also 
earn tickets by competing in 
competitions at one of the four 
skate parks. The main tip here is 
not to hang about, and never just 


skate in a straight line to your 
chosen parks. Do some tricks 
along the way, trying to earn as 
many 400s as possible. You do 
this by jumping, and turning four 
times before landing. This isn’t as 
hard as it sounds, but do it often 
enough, and you can earn more 
tickets, which after you’ve visited 
all four parks (and used your 
tickets) is essential, as is getting 
the highest possible marks and 
medals in each park. So, skate 
or die, def cats! 

1 \Jiri)z- 

• Another slap in the face from 
CRL’s Ninja Hamster. Stephen 
Oliver has sent me a whole row 
of tips from this fabby little beat 
’em up. Haiiii yaaaa! Okay Steve, 
take that! SLAP! “Yowch! Okay 
then, here they are: 

Sinister Rat — If you can’t 
beat this guy, then you’re 
obviously a cretin and you may 


as well give up! Just use this 
guy as a warm up for all your 
moves. 

Lizard off Death — Still fairly 
easy. Use a mixture of flying 
kicks and mid kicks. 

Mean Monkey — To kill this 
baddy, use flying kicks to 
soften him up, then close in 
and use mid kicks. 

Barmy Bee — This guy is 
tough! Avoid his flying attacks, 
or counter with your own. Use 
foot sweeps at medium range, 
or use high kicks when in really 
close. 

Crazy Cat — Use lots of mid 
kicks and a few flying kicks. 
He’ll drain lots of energy if his 
claws touch you! 

Perilous Parrot — Don’t use 
foot sweeps, ’cos he’ll just lie 
down and peck you to death. 
Use mid kicks and flying kicks. 
Mad Dog — This football 
player is easier to beat than 
most. Just keep using foot 
sweeps. 

Loony Lobster — The 
ultimate baddy! Use foot 
sweeps only... but praying 
might help, I guess! 

And that’s it!” 



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everything, we 
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sure, why not. So here it is, 
brimming with all the best 
POKEs from every game you’ve 
ever wanted to play well, but 
couldn’t ’cos you suffer from 
being rubbish. Okay, no time to 
lose, let’s dive in. (splosh!) 


RENEGADE 

As well as sending us several 
other hacks, Dean Ashton has 
done these two for Imagine’s 
Renegade. This is especially 
brill, ’cos Dean has done 
versions for the 48 and 128 
versions. Nice one, Dean. 




1 REM +* Renegade 48 

2 REM ** by Dean Ashton 

3 REM ** For Your Sinclair 

4 CLEAR 49151 

5 LET T=0: LET W=0 

10 FOR F-47872 TO 48010 
20 READ As POKE F,A 
30 LET T«T+A*Wx LET W=W+l 
40 NEXT F 

50 IF TO 1115891 THEN PRINT "CH 
ECKSUM ERROR. TRY AGAIN": STOP 
60 PRINT AT 10,1;"Play RENEGADE 
tape from start" 

70 LOAD "“CODE 
80 RANDOMISE USR 47872 
90 : 

100 DATA 221,33,121,187,6,6 
110 DATA 197,221,110,0,221,102 
120 DATA 1,221,78,2,6,0 
130 DATA 17,0,125,237,176,235 
140 DATA 54,201,30,150,205,0 
150 DATA 125,221,35,221,35,221 
160 DATA 35,193,16,222,33,103 
170 DATA 238,17,0,252,1,0 
180 DATA 4,237,176,175,50,115 
190 DATA 255,62,205,50,23,255 
200 DATA 33,42,251,34,24,255 
210 DATA 33,80,187,17,42,251 
220 DATA 1,40,0,237,176,195 
230 DATA 244,254,50,255,130,62 
240 DATA 195,205,51,251,201,50 
250 DATA 76,255,33,61,251,34 
260 DATA 77,255,201,253,33,58,92 
,175,50,87,160 

270 DATA 62,195,50,88,160,49,79, 

93,195,203,92,0,0,0 

280 DATA 197,228,16,213,228,24,1 

9,229,12,31,229,14,45,229 

290 DATA 25,81,229,11,0,0,0 


10 REM ** Renegade 128 
20 REM ** by Dean Ashton 
30 CLEAR 49151 
40 t FT T«0: LET W*0 


50 FOR L=»47872 TO 48010 
60 READ A: POKE L,Ax LET T*T+A 
*W: LET W=W+1 
70 NEXT L 

80 IF T<>2119611 THEN PRINT "C 
HECKSUM ERROR. TRY AGAIN": STOP 
90 PRINT AT 10,1;"Play RENEGAD 
E tape from start" 

100 LOAD ""CODE 
110 RANDOMISE USR 47872 
120 DATA 221,33,121,187,6,6,197 
, 221 , 110 , 0 , 221,102 
130 DATA 1,221,78,2,6,0,17,0,12 
5,237,176,235 

140 DATA 54,201,30,150,205,0,12 
5,221,35,221,35,221 
150 DATA 35,193,16,222,33,103,2 
38,17,0,188,1,0 

160 DATA 4,237,176,175,50,114,1 

91.62.205.50.23.191 

170 DATA 33,153,191,34,24,191,3 

3.80.187.17.153.191 

180 DATA 1,40,0,237,176,195,244 
,190,50,255,130,62 
190 DATA 195,205,162,191,201,50 
,75,191,33,172,191,34 
200 DATA 76,191,201,253,33,58,9 
2,175,50,18,153,62 
210 DATA 195,50,19,153,49,0,112 
,195,0,96,0,0 

220 DATA 0,245,228,16,5,229,24, 

67,229,12,79,229 
230 DATA 14,93,229,25,129,229,1 
1 , 0 , 0 , 0 , 0,0 

240 REM My dog's got no nose 
250 REM How does he smell? 

260 REM Terrible! 


JACKTHE NIPPER II 
Chris Wild our newest tame 
hacker, has come up with the top 
hack, having already delved into 
Nipper II and come out smiling. 
Watch out for more of Chris in 
the future. (See Multiface bit) 


10 REM Jack The Nipper II 
20 REM1987 Chris Wild 
30 CLEAR 24575 
40 LOAD ""SCREEN* 

50 LOAD ""CODE 

60 POKE 43251,0: REM INFINITE 
LIVES 

70 LET A=50: LET B«247 
80 LET C-71 

90 REM lines 110-150 Invicible 
100 REM lines 160-220 Change Ke 
ys 

110 POKE 41222,A: POKE 41229,A 

120 POKE 41297,As POKE 41330,A 

130 POKE 41444,A: POKE 41576,A 

140 POKE 41696,A: POKE 41763,A 

150 POKE 41797,A: POKE 42314,A 

160 POKE 39820,B: POKE 34372,B 

170 POKE 49884,Cs POKE 49911,C 

180 POKE 49897,C: POKE 49863,87 

190 POKE 49891,251 

200 POKE 49905,253 

210 POKE 49870,223 

220 POKE 49857,127 

230 RANDOMISE USR 34240 

240 REM change keys alters them 

to Q,A,0,P & M 


WIZBALL 

Dean Ashton also sent us this 




amazing hack for Ocean’s 
Wizball, saying he’s just cracked 
the new version of Speedlock \n 
the process. 


1 REM ** WIZBALL Hack 

2 REM ** by Dean Ashton 

3 REM ** for Your Sinclair 

4 CLEAR 49151 

5 LET T*0: LET W»0 

10 FOR F-47B72 TO 48010 
20 READ A: POKE F,A 
30 LET T«T+A*W: LET W-W+l 
40 NEXT F 

50 IF T<>1043892 THEN PRINT "C 
HECKSUM ERROR. TRY AGAIN": STOP 
60 PRINT AT 10,2; "Play RENEBA 
DE tape from start" 

70 LOAD "“CODE 
80 RANDOMISE USR 47872 
100 DATA 221,33,121,187,6,6 
110 DATA 197,221,110,0,221,102 
120 DATA 1,221,78,2,6,0 
130 DATA 17,0,125,237,176,235 
140 DATA 54,201,30,150,205,0 
150 DATA 125,221,35,221,35,221 
160 DATA 35,193,16,222,33,103 
170 DATA 238,17,0,252,1,0 
180 DATA 4,237,176,175,50,115 
190 DATA 255,62,205,50,23,255 
200 DATA 33,42,251,34,24,255 
210 DATA 33,80,187,17,42,251 
220 DATA 1,40,0,237,176,195,244 
,254,50,255,130 

230 DATA 62,195,205,51,251,201, 
50,76,255,33,61,251 
240 DATA 34,77,255,201,253,33,5 
8,92,175,50,188,144,49 
250 DATA 0,97,195,128,143,0,0,0 
, 0 , 0 , 0 , 0,0 

260 DATA 189,228,16,205,228,24, 

11,229,12,23,229 
270 DATA 14,37,229,25,73,229,11 
, 0 , 0,0 

280 REM Hullo Mum! 

ATHENA 

Dean Ashton also also also (this 
bloke has been busy!) sent us 
the definitive Athena hack. 
Thanx a million Dean. A positive 
gembo! 


10 REM ** ATHENA hack 
20 REM ** by Dean Ashton 
30 CLEAR 49151 
40 LET T«0: LET W-0 
50 FOR L«47872 TO 48019 
60 READ A: POKE L,A: LET T=T+A 
*W: LET W=*W+1 
70 NEXT L 

80 IF T<>1243247 THEN PRINT "C 
HECKSUM ERROR. TRY AGAIN": STOP 
90 PRINT AT 10,2; "Play ATHENA 
tape from start" 

100 LOAD "“CODE 
110 RANDOMISE USR 47872 
120 DATA 221,33,129,187,6,6,197 
, 221 , 110 , 0 , 221,102 
130 DATA 1,221,78,2,6,0,17,0,12 
5,237,176,235 

140 DATA 54,201,30,150,205,0,12 
5,221,35,221,35,221 
150 DATA 35,193,16,222,33,103,2 
38,17,0,136,1,0 

160 DATA 4,237,176,175,50,115,1 

35.62.205.50.23.139 

170 DATA 33,173,139,34,24,139,3 

3.80.187.17.173.139 

180 DATA 1,48,0,237,176,195,244 
,138,50,255,130,62 
190 DATA 195,205,182,139,201,50 
,76,139,33,192,139,34 
200 DATA 77,139,201,253,33,58,9 
2,62,16,1,253,127,237 
210 DATA 121,175,50,173,204,50, 

16,191,50,20,191 
220 DATA 49,216,158,195,192,240 
,0,0,0,249,228,16 
230 DATA 9,229,24,71,229,12,83, 
229,14,97,229,25 
240 DATA 133,229,11,0,0,0 


BATTY 

Look, okay, I know we did this 
last time, but this is a freebie, 
like the ones in Tipshop. The 
complete Batty Hackers Kit, by 
David McCandless, and it’s 
yours, for a sae sent to Batty 
Hackers Kit, Practical Pokes, 
Your Sinclair, 14Rathbone 
Place, London W1P1 DE. You 
get the hack, plus a little sheet 
telling you what it all means. 
Thanks Dave... do you really 
need another badge to go with 
the ten we already sent you? 


SUPER ROBIN HOOD 

So it seems that Jason 
Bullough, as well as being a 


fancy red-buttoning multifacer, is 
also none too bad with the old 
hacks either. Type in and then do 
a MERGE “ RUN. Let’s see 
how he shapes up on this corky 
game... 

120 DATA 62,0 

130 DATA 50,113,197 

PHANTOMAS 

...and this one too, also by 
Jason Bullough. Type it in then 
do a MERGE “ RUN. You know 
I think he’s only doing it to get his 
name in the mag twice... 


35 POKE 52804,62: POKE 52805,12 
8: REM <POKE 54121,201 turns the 
sound off!> 

LITTLE AL 

...oh, shoot! Make that three 
times. Here he is again, that 
Jason Bullough, with another 
hack. Let this be your last! 

Merge loader, EDIT line 2, enter 
this line before RANDOMIZE USR 
statement then RUN 

POKE 26627,0: FOR f=0 TO 2: POKE 
26654+f,0: NEXT f 



STORMBRINGER 

And finally, we have MAD 
Games’ Stormbringer, from 
Jamie The Blitzer’ Robinson, a 
super little hack and one which 
deserves to be last... ho ho, only 
joking! Off you go now, and don’t 
say we never give you anything. 

1 REM THE BLITZER TIPS 

2 REM THE MEANEST POKES AROUN 
D 

10 CLEAR 25170: PRINT "PLAY ST 
ORM&RINGER TAPE FROM START": LOA 
D ""SCREEN*: LOAD “"CODE 
20 POKE 38860,33 
30 POKE 46716,33 
40 POKE USR 37632 

And that’s it! All we’ve got space 
for and rightly so. If you have any 
Hacks which you’d like to share 
with us, print ’em out and send 
them to Practical Pokes, Your 
Sinclair , 14 Rathbone Place, 
London W1P1 DE. Any printed 
get a snappy Tve got big tips’ 
badge. 


MULTIFACE CORNER 

Here is a section for all your 
Multiface POKEs, which seem to 
be enjoying a bit of a surge at 
the moment (Or are you just 
pleased to see me? Tzer). Our 
Multi-Faces this month are Chris 
Wild, Daniel Lederc, Jason 
Bullough, Michel MaBelle, / 

Akim Tamarov, Walter Brennan 
and Ricky Robinson. 



POKE 

GIVES 

BALL CRAZY 28086,n 

n=Lives 

BATTY 

47633,n 

n=Lives 

CHR0N0S 

53407,n 

n=Lives 


26987,201 

Auto fire 

EXOLON 

42338,0 

No flying things 


36845,0 

No cannon fire 


40221,60 

Infinite lives 

GAME OVER 

48790,n 

n*Lives 

(PM) 

48794, n 

n=Grenades 

GAME OVER 

38705,201 

Infinite lives 

(Pt2) 

38665,0 

Infinite power 

32379,0 

Infinite laser power 

SIDEWIZE 

52637,9 



& 52647,9 

Invincible 

INDIANA 

JONES 

33948,0 

Infinite lives 






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YSTIPSHOP 





£ This must be the game I’ve 
got the most tips for this month. 

Christopher Price says “In the 
first level you can walk up to a 
man and punch him three 
times, and when he bends over 
walk into him and press fire. 
This will make you grab him by 
the shoulders. Don’t knee him 
in the groin, but wait a few 
seconds then try to do a back 
kick and the man will fly 
through the air and crash 
through anyone who’s in the 
way. Also, on level two to kill 
people quickly you must first 
knock your opponent over with 
a flying kick, kneel over them 
and keep punching about three 
times. Then your opponent is 
dead.” He also asks about Big 
Bertha on level three, who he 
finds a bit of a handful. Well, 
flying kicks usually do the trick, 
but here’s a tip from Lawrence 
Sheedman. “Jump up as if 
you’re going to kick one of her 
girls, and when she rushes for 
you, waggle the joystick to turn 
around quickly in mid air. And 
you get her in the head!” Uh 
huh! Hope that sorts you out, 
Chris! Stephen Smith and Al 
and Ric also came up with this 
tip and they also say “Can we 
say hello to 4AF and the lads 
on the ONO Computer Studies, 
Luton?” Well, no you can’t, but 
thanx for the tips anyway! And 
finally, Leon Felgate has this to 
say about the first two levels 
“Level one: first lure the thugs 
with weapons to the side of the 
cliff, and kick them off the 
edge. Then do this with the 
other thugs. When you 
encounter the boss warily and 
kick him ’til his health bars hit 
zero. Punch him and knee him 
in the groin and he will die. 
Level two: do flying kicks and 
you’ll knock the bikers off their 
bikes.” Well, that’s nice. I find you 
can get quite a long way through 
the game just by doing flying 
kicks. But, I guess it does get a 
little bit boring if you just do that 
all the time... zzzzzzzz... 




# PN Quanborough (nice 
name) says that he’s found a 
funny thing in Chronos. What, 
what, what? “Okay, so we all 
know about ‘ Jing It Baby but 
here is another one. Load up 



Chronos with a Kempston. 
When you get to the pic of 
Chronos, press fire and turn 
the joystick around a few 
times. His eyes will light up, 
and a mouth appears. 'Now 
read the score table’ (press 6) it 
says, and you do. Then it says: 
AGENT X What the mags said 
'I have seen it all, now I can die.’ 
Computer Weekly 
Clobber, slobber, burp.’ C&VG 
'How did this get in here’? BMX 
Review 

But seriously thanks to Crash, 
C&VG and Your Sinclair for the 
great reviews’ 

Weird eh?” You bet, PN! Thanks 
for that spooky little tip. 


l^l/hdru 

Wars 


• Oh yes, I got a note from my 
old friend Paisley The Cat, 
saying he thinks he’s got the hi- 
score on Electra Electronic 800. 
Tsk! It’s a washing machine, you 
stupid cat! (Thanx to Luke 
Wilson for putting the pets back 
into Tipshop!) 



Trzasi/rz 

bland 

# Ah hah! Jim lad! Avast there, 
me hearties! Splice the 
mainbrace, and tucker me 
windpipe. Splange me artichoke 
and thruttock me aardvark. If it 
ain’t Treasure Island. (If it ain’t 
Treasure Island , what is it then? 
Ed) Simon Joyce has a quick 
tip, and he didn’t even have a 
map ... “On the second level 
press h,t,h,t,h,t,h... and so on, 
and you’ll soon be on the third 


level!” That sounds too good to 
be true. Let’s try it... (Swish!) 
Argh! 


Mr Tony Dolce, and presumably 
his dolce vita, has discovered a 
cheat for Ocean’s Tai-Pan 128. 
And it goes like this: 


1. Collect Loan — Gamble until you have 
more than 500,000. 

2. Go Bank - Buy frigate. You need this 
ship. 

3. Go Bar— Buy sailors. 

4. Go Warehouse — Buy as much tea as 
possible. 

5. Save Game — Not onto tape. 

6. Enter Warehouse —Sell tea (able to 
buy 85,000-1.5 million). 

7. Continue — Buying and selling until 
you have 6 million. 

8. Leave Harbour — Let men starve. 

9. Game Over — You have become Tai- 
Pan. 


Tony wasn’t the only reader to 
come up with this method, as 
Adrian ‘The Grim Critic’ 
Matthews also worked it out. 
Thanks Ade, and it’s badges all 
round I think. 


fomftdr 

# Okay, just one more Gauntlet 
bit before Gauntlet II comes out 
this Christmas. There are some 
bugs in US Gold’s baby, and my 
favourite little fruity and mega 
Marcus Berkmann fan, Katy 
Sheppard ( Wot no piccy? 
Marcus) has this to say: 

“Firstly, Thor can walk 
through walls. Not just 
ordinary walls. He can walk 
through the wall at the top of 
the level. (He ends up at the 
bottom!) Merlin can walk over 
Deaths and sometimes kill 
them. And Thor can even walk 
over Merlin.” Very odd, but 
thanks Katy, and by the way, 
stop fruiting after Marcus, this is 
my column, y’know! Hmph! 


% I have an itchy feeling we’ve 
done this one before, but it’s so 
important I reckon another quick 
blast won’t do us any harm. 
Gavin Evans and Kevin Gale 
have both come up with the 



SCREEN EIGHT 


same fab cheat for Hewson’s 
most famous blast ’em up (with 
the possible exception of 3D 
Seiddab Attack). It’s a cinch, as 
all you gotta do is redefine the 
keys as Z,0,R, B, and A. Then a 
little tune plays and you go back 
to the menu. When you start the 
game you now have infinite 
lives! Cheers Gav and Kev, and 
keep those tips coming. 


• Hello, who’s this? “Hello 
Snouty, it’s me, Craig 
Detheridge here, with some 
Mercenary stuff. For a start you 
need the ‘photon emitter’ to 
see when entering dark rooms. 
You’ll also need the six keys to 
get various useful objects. The 
shape of the doors refers to the 
shape of the key needed, 
except rectangular doors 
which don’t need a key. The 
‘power amp’ allows you to 
reach the ‘Palyar Colony Craft’ 
when using the ‘Dominion 
Dart’ space craft. Here is a 
short list of useful reference 
numbers. (All the following 
numbers are positive): 


03-15 Hanger (interstellar craft) 

03-00 Hanger (Mechanoid craft) 

09-06 Hanger 
09-05 Hanger (GBV craft) 

81-35 Hanger (Gold is near) 

11- 13 Hanger 

12- 13 Jordan Airport (with GBV craft) 

If you want to blow away a 
Commie 64 (C=) sign, there is 
one at 13-04. To earn money, 
take ‘energy crystal’ to either 
energy room, take ‘useful 
armament’ to armoury, take 
‘large box’ to stores, take 
93921 supply to conference 
room, take ‘catering 
provisions’ to kitchen, or take 
Mechanoid to interview room. 
I’m not telling you any more so 
tough!” Well, if I could get a 
word in edgeways, I’d have said 
‘that is just fine’. Thanx, old bean. 



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SOLAR FIRE 

A fast action game of tactics and combat in the far future. 

Game features: 

•Intelligent computer opponent 
•Large highly detailed scrolling 
map 

*360 degrees long range fire 
•Multi weapons option 
•Scale: man to man 
•Icon control 

•Joystick or keyboard option 
•Two maps, six incidents 
♦Expansion modules 



RHT0 HSS7RLLT 

A fast game of tactics and armourad combat in the very near future. 

Game features: 

•Intelligent computer opponent 
• Large, highly detailed scrolling 
map in 3-D and in full colour 
•Rotating counters 
•Multi-directional long range fire 
•Fully destructable landscape 
*2 maps/scenarios 
•Scale: tank to tank 
•Joystick or keyboard control 
Available only by mail order from ASTROS PRODUCTIONS 




SOLAR FIRE 

A) STANDARD GAME: 48K/+/128K/+2, 2 maps, 6 incidents, booklet: £7.95 

B) EXPANSION for standard game: 3 maps, 3 incidents: £3.95 

Cl DELUXE VERSION: 128K/+2 only, 5 maps, 9 incidents, booklet: £10.95 

NATO ASSAULT 

Dl GAME: 48K/+, 2 maps, 2 scenarios, booklet: £7.95 

El GAME: 128K/+2, 2 maps, 2 scenarios, booklet, extra option: £7.95 

One item ordered, add 40p4>8iP. Two or more items ordered, post free. 

Orders outside the U.K. please add £1.00 to the above prices. 

For immediate despatch please send cheques, postal orders to: 

ASTROS PRODUCTIONS (YS),34 Frieston Road, Timperley 
Manchester WA14 5AP 


DIY with HiSoft 


Don't just use your Speccy for playing games - start writing your own. 
Be a man, impress your friends and get your brain into gear too. 
Who knows - you could end up writing a future YS Mega-game!! 


Hacking with Devpac 


It’s the hacker's dream, used by everyone, 
recommended by ZZKJ. Hack other people's 
code or your own programs. Includes 
disassembler/debugger/assembler/editor. 
Plus 3 version has even more features e.g. MON 
uses only 100 bytes, ROM/RAM switching etc. 


Zapping with BASIC 


Who needs Ocean or US Gold - write your own 
games with HiSoft BASIC - turn those slowww 
BASIC programs into super-fast machine code 
at the press of a key. 2 games by Andy Pennell 
included. Floating point compiler. Plus 3 
version Includes file handling, only uses lk. 


Professional Pascal 


Get serious and write Pascal programs - 
impress your Computer Science teacher. This is 
a proper compiler - who needs an IBM. Be 
structured and high-level. Plus 3 version is well 
powerful, including variant records and Files 
(surely a misprint - Ed). 


Be Crucial with C 


The trendiest thing for programmers today - the 
C language. Crooshal programming for real 
men on your 'umble Speccy. Plus 3 version lets 
you call the ROM for floating point. 


High Quality Software 


All programs work on 48k and 
128k Spectrums. Cassette 
versions compatible with 
microdrives, Disc versions 
available for +3, Opus and 
Disciple (state drive type) 

All prices include VAT and P&P. HiSoft products 
in good shops, mail order or by phone with 

HiSoft, The Old School, Greenfield, 


Price List 


Devpac 

BASIC 

Pascal 

C 


Tape 

£15.95 

£24.95 

£25.00 

£25.00 


Disc 

£19.95 

£28.95 

£29.00 

£29.00 


(+3 £35.00) 
(Disc +3 only) 




make ideal Christmas pressies and are available 
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R ight, students, stand 
around and watch 
carefully. Nurse, scalpel. 
Clamp. Forceps. Tyre- 
chain. Circular saw. Now 
we make the incision. I’m sorry, who said 
that? Oh, hello, are you still awake? Yes, 
I’d say you are. Nurse, fetch the 
anaesthetist. Well, wake him up then. 
Damned nuisance. Do you really need to 
be asleep? It won’t hurt much. Oh well, 
call me in my office when we’re ready. I 
think I’ll go and open my Clinic. 

Right. Who’s first? Ah, here’s a note 
from Robin Dawson, who’d like a few tips 
on D&H’s brillsville boot game, Football 
Director. “It’s so much more detailed and 
playable than all the other soccer 
management simulations, but it’s very 
hard for a beginner (like me!). Can you 
give me a hand?” Well I’m pleased you 
asked, Robin, ’cos I’ve been glued to the 
game for the past month, having, as I do, 
a peculiar weakness for games of this 
(very specialist) sort. Most of it is 
common sense of course. Keep your 
squad even — if you have D4 M2 A7, for 
instance, the attack still won’t score 
goals, as the midfield won’t be passing 
through to them. The goalkeeper is 
important, though - an 8 in the fourth 
division and the team will still do well, no 
matter how bad the rest of it is. Don’t 
spend all your mortgage money — you’ll 
almost certainly go bust. 

The main thing is to avoid moving up a 
skill level. While it’s EASY you’ll find it no 
problem to win fairly regularly, but as 
soon as it moves up to NORM, things get 
very much harder. To avoid the level 
change, play each team so you can just 
win (this takes some practice). If the level 
does go up, keep an eye on it and move 
back down if you get the opportunity. 
More tips will be welcome on this - has 
anyone got up to Div 1 yet? (’Cos I 
haven’t!) 


DR HERMANN'S 

CLINIC 


you need to blow him up, and for that you 
need to collect the basic ingredients of 
gunpowder. James Whitfield writes: 

“First of all collect the magic flame, 
which can be found in the cold upper 
maze - just look for the purple door. A 
bit further up is a green door - go 
through that and buy some sulphur from 
Anne the trader. 

Next go to the slimy lower maze. 
Above you should be a gold door, 
through this, is Gort the trader’s room 
where you must buy some charcoal and 
a transmat key. Go to the transmat room 
and get teleported. 

Now go back to the big puss without 
boots and drop the charcoal and sulphur 
on the saltpetre, then drop the magic 
flame on that little bundle, and the cat’ll 
blow up!” 

Andrew Bowd also provided some 
more tips (philosopher’s stone + iron bar 
= gold bar. Empty bottle + boat=ship in 
bottle.) Simon Matthews added a 
useful POKE for infinite lives: MERGE 
the program and insert POKE 34252,0 
before the RANDOMIZE USR statement. 
Thanks also to John Mitchell and Ian 
Morrison for their letters. But the prize 
must go, I think, to Wendy Stokes-Clare 
who sent in not only the tips and the 
POKE but also a splendid map, which is 
part of Phil’s map offer this month. Ta, 
Wend! 


Martech’s porny card game is Isidro 
Zoroza, from Buenos Aires in Argentina. 
Mike was desperate for a POKE, (grubby 
little herbert), but for this he’ll need a 
Multiface. Over to Isidro... 

“LOAD in the game and start playing 
normally. Then when you are about to win 
a hand, activate the Multiface and enter 
POKE 26758,0 and then return to the 
game. When you win, your score will start 
to increase without stopping, so when 
you have 5000 points approx, press the 
Multiface button again and enter POKE 
26758,109 and go back to the game. 

Now, by pressing any key, you’ll be able 
to watch the complete strip sequence!” 
Wooorrrr!!! 




FINDERS KEEPERS 

Loads of letters from Clinic readers 
answering Gary Johnson’s query from a 
month or two back. To get rid of the cat, 


SAM FOX POKER 

Coming to Mike Street’s assistance on 


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RENEGADE 

A quickie here from Scott Stalham, who 
asks how to do a low punch on a floored 
assailant in Renegade. Our impression 
here is that you have to pause briefly 
when you’re standing over him, to allow 
the computer to pick up on the fact that 
he’s down and you want to pummel him 
into oblivion. Then when it’s adjusted to 
the situation, it’ll let you punch him in the 
Urals automatically. Any comments, 
Clinicians? 

GREYFELL 

Ann Grant’s having a few problems with 
this rinky little arcade adventure from 
Starlight. “Where is the candle?” she 


asks. Should be just outside the pitch 
black room. “What does the ICIbB4UXit’ 
mean?” Well, try saying it aloud. 

Potbellius wants something for his 
trouble, which will unlock a certain door 
(mine’s a pint of Pernod). Think about 
what “ Lb” could be. “How do I get the 
other two keys? I’ve got the one from the 
dragon’s cave.” Offalorien will give you 
one in exchange for fruit. The other one’s 
a mite trickier. “What does the clue ‘Make 
Red Flag’ mean?” Try putting a hammer 
on a sickle (geddit?). From what I can 
see, Ann, you’re just over half - way 
through solving the thing. If you have any 
other probs, get in touch... 

HAYLP! 

Loads of people yelling for help this 
month. Martin Terras has been playing 
Avenger for about a year, can’t get 
any further than 35% and is desperate 
for help - i.e. a POKE. Ideas? N P 
Powys is having problems with View To A 
Kill- he gets to the bottom left hand 
corner to what looks like a safe, but 
keeps getting burnt up. He also wants to 
know the passwords for all the games 
(greedy blighter!) Peter Makin is in 
trouble with Starglider. “Where is the rear 
view scanner?” he asks. “Where is the 
supermissile?” And in Glider Rider he’d 
like help blowing up the reactors and 
getting into the compound. Benjamin 
Wright wants a map of the safe path 
through the marshy area in SOS, while 
Mark Southern wants a POKE for 
Thanatos. Can you help? 

Moving right along, we come to Ian 
Sloman who wants hints on Dragon’s 
Lair 2. He can get to the throne room but 
no further. Simon R (an enigmatic cove 
and no mistake) can’t get past the first bit 
of Infiltrator. How should he conserve 
fuel? Stuart Leithes needs a POKE for 
Scrizam (infinite lives will do, he says 
generously). And finally, Ellaine Edwards 
(sic) has been trying for two years to 
complete Nonterraqueous (it takes about 
that long to type it, let alone play it) and 
she’s understandably keen to do so fairly 
soon. POKE, anybody? 

GOOD EGGS 

So if you’ve got any answers to these, or 
you need the Clinic’s help, write NOW to 
Dr Berkmann’s Clinic, Your Sinclair , 

14 Rathbone Place, London W1P1DE 
Anyone mentioned wins a badge! 

And next month, the Clinic visits 
Targ... 


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SC^EN twelve 


jrinckr3 

• In line with our policy of 
giving you what you want out of 
YS, here’s another of those 
freebie maps that you’ll just love 
to death. Well you must do, 

’cos we’ve only got a few sheets 
of photocopier paper left... Oi! 


considering all the piles of 
requests for our previous 
freebies. So here it is, the 
Finders Keepers map, and it’s 
free. Just send a stamped 
addressed envelope to: Finders 
Keepers Map Offer, YS Tipshop 
Your Sinclair, 14 Rathbone Place, 
London W1P1 DE. And hurry, 
Come back with that paper, 
Marcus... stop copying 
pictures of yourself for your fans, 



SCREEN THIRTEEN 


screen fourteen 


SCREEN FIFTEEN 


you know it makes me 
jealous that I 
haven’t got any! 

Sassen frassen 
rassen. 

So that’s all she wrote, as 
they say in country ’n’ western 
tunes. If you have any hints, tips, 
POKEs, and maps for any of 
the zillions of new games that 
are out this month, then send 
them to me: Phil South, YS 
Tipshop, Your Sinclair, 14 
Rathbone Place, London W1P 
1 DE. Any I print get a special 
‘I’ve Got Big Tips’ badge, (our 
very own version of the Blue 
Peter badge) which you can’t get 
anywhere else on Planet Earth. 
So do it! You know it makes 
sense. 



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COMPO WINNERS 

Last August we went bananas in a fit of midsummer madness. In our huge gigacompo, we had over 500 prizes to give 
away. We were beseiged with over 11,000 entries and out of the YS dustbin we picked the following winners: 


1 10 winners of Gremlin’s AufWiedersehen Monty. 

JL Kevin Greathead of Doncaster; D. Richardson of Bumham-on-Crouch; Gareth Young of Abingdon, Karl Lee of 
Blackpool; P.J. Owen ofLlanrumney; Michael Bryan ofHyton; Hitul Thobhani of Leicester; Lee Cullip of Bracknell; 
N. Wittering of Royston; David A.E. Smith of Edinburgh. 


^ 25 winners of Hit-Pak’s 6 Pak. 


David Hancock of New Duston; K. Thompson of Letheringsett; Paul Maciver of Isle of Lewis; Neil Stafford of 
Higam Ferrers; Melissa Westerman ofAllestree; Ronan Joyce of Castleknock, Dublin; A.M. Spayes of Abingdon; Keith 
Barons of Wakefield; K. Streeter of Brighton; DerekJ. Millar of Glasgow; A. Hargreaves of Stockport; David Haffner of 
Redditch; S. Standen of Ilford; Simon Eades of Doncaster; Philip Thompson ofBillinghay; Lindsey Campion of West 
Hallam; T.F. Bojczuk of Leigh; Alexander Stivaros ofEast Diusbury; Simon Brown of Lowestoft; Neil Harrison of 
Whetstone; Thomas Musk of Sudbury; Simon Ward of Pinner; Stephen Westcott of Canterbury; 

K. Clayton of Old Leake, Nr. Boston; Keith W. Adam of Dundee. 

3 10 winners of Durrel’s Saboteur II. 

Graham Stewart of Sibford Ferris; Iain Stuart Hudson of Halstead; Thomas Farren of Dublin; K Lambert of 
Berverley; Tim Nunney of Hot Park; Eric Roberts of Preston; 

R. Oliver of Stamford; Ian Moggridge ofLlandaffNorth; Ben Willcocks of Fordingbridge; Alan Welsh of Islington. 

4 10 winners of Slingshot from The Power House. 

Stephen Wise of Newbury; Mark Archiso of County Down; Michael Clark of Cambuslang; Clive Hutchison of 
Keighley; Paul Wells of Sheffield; Paul McKay of Morpeth; Christopher O’Leary of Plymouth; David Potter of 
Leicester; Darren Regan of Stockport; P. Stott of Epsom. 

5 25 winners of Virgin’s Falcon, The Renegade Lord. 

Richard Robinson ofLanesfiel; J.E. Parsons of Surbiton; Neil Hallett of Walthamstow; P. Rudee of Ipswich; Jon 
Bruton of Fleet; Kerry Parsons of Surbiton; Andrew O’Brien of Barrow-in-Furness; D. Roy of London; G Jones of 
Bromley; Simon John Wilkins of Arkley; James Langmead of Watford; D. Smith of Grassmoor; Phillip Burns of 
Rumney; John Parlato of Allenton; Keith Evans of Liverpool; S. Akrigg of Sidcup; Justin Curtis of Carlton; Jamie 
Morris of London; Karl Manning of North Baddesley; Thomas Coulter ofA lloa, Scotland; Kylea &Jody Browne of 
Deal; Paul Waugh of Bell Green; P. Parsons of Surbiton; J.M. Phillips ofRedland; D.E. Richardson ofTolworth. 

Six winners of Hades Nebula and Six Winners of Micronaut One from 
^ Nexus. 

Ken Ingham ofAmersham; Andrew Woolnough ofDyfed; Pachiter Dhaliwal of Warley; David Weir of Carlisle; Michael 
Wilcox ofRotheram; Ryan Halley ofAstley; Ian Harrison of Llandudno; Andrea Taborelli of Ealing; Simon Kidd of 
Aberdeenshire; Stuart McMurty of Runcorn; Kevin Jones of Fishponds; Debbie Barrow ofEwloe. 

H Four winners of Palace’s Barbarian and The Sacred Armour Of 
' Antiriad. 

PeterJames Bailey of Camberley;Jamie F. McLennan of Seaton; Paul Senior of Carlisle; T. Shepherd of Denton, 
Manchester. 

Q Five winners of Activision’s Enduro Racer and Star Raiders II. 

\J Tom Wheatcroft of Kings Norton; A lan Irvine of Canley; John Pearse of South Croydon; Richard Cannings of 
Highcliffe; Andrew Sutton of Gosport. 

9 One winner of everything PSS has done plus a T-shirt and mug. 

K. Cruddace of East Looe, Cornwall. 


10 

11 


One winner of 12 Code Masters’ games. 

Stephen Flynn of Hanwell, London. 

Two winners of Cheetah Joysticks.. 

C.D. Pickerins of Hull and Geoffrey PaiceofPulborough. 


U 15 winners of Starlight’s Dogfight 2187. 

X fmd Lee Crowther of Castleford; Clare McEvilly of Prescot; Philip O’Malley of Sale; Peter Ruston of Halesowen; 
Duncan Hirst of Ashby; Steve Docherty of Greenock; Mr E.F. Nicholls of Holborn; Stepehen Morrell of Harrogate; 
Daniel George ofAcomb; A.J. Steel of Bolton; B. Hughes ofBourneville; Anthony Dolan of Middleton; Lee Ford of 
Epping; David Clarke of Tooting; Paul Blanchard of Westfield. 

'f 2 15 winners of Advance’s Indoor Sports. 

JL Steven Gidlow of Immingham; Steven Brown of High Blantyre; Martin Wyatt of Yate; A ndrew Caldwell of 

Gourock; Teresa Bell of Greenock; Geoffrey Annett ofNottingham; Adrian WraightofYamton; Neil Herron of 
Chichester; Graeme Rimmer of Stafford; Paul Wilkes of London; Gary Collins of Tyne and Wear; 

Steven Chate ofBarkingside; Stuart Doris of Cramlington; Miss M.A. Stanley of Mill Hill, London; 

Darren Oldman of Peterborough. 

1 /i 15 winners of Alligata’s Livingstone, I Presume 

JL f" David Palmer of Birmingham; Richard Williams of Bradford; Tommy Green of Mitcham, Surrey; Craig 
Thornton ofNettleham, Lincoln; Steven Cross ofBirstall, Leics; Nicholas Wall of Sunninghill, Berks; Mrs T.K. Sargent 
of Harlow, Essex; R iaz ‘Gizmo ’ Patel of Forest Gate, London; B.C. Steele of West Drayton, Middlesex; Damian Erbe 
of Margate; A lastair Lindsay of Livingston; Mark Gibson of Potters Bar; R. Tinson of Nottingham; J ustin Jacobs of 
Bordon, Hants; Ian Harris ofWestcliff-on-Sea. 

1 C 10 winners of Cascade’s Sky Runner. 

J. Christopher Leyshon of Port Talbot; J.E. Smith of New Romney; Scott Wilson of North Cheam, Surrey; 

Darren Mitchell of Gravesend, Kent; Alison Clark of High Wycombe, Bucks. Thomas Pugh of Walsall; Chris Sexton of 
Wimbome, Dorset; David Watson of Stanford le Hope, Essex; Patrick State of Mansfield, Notts; Jason Hughes of 
Tamworth, Staffs. 

'f/T 15 winners of Gargoyle’s Shockway Rider. 

JL v/ Gerard Conlon of Brentford, Middlesex; Howard Steele of Tottenham, London; Mark A. Hutton of 
Cramlington; Andrew Lee of Enfield; Stephen Merritt of Haverhill, Suffolk; K. Shaw of Holborn, London; Colin 
Gilchrist of Glasgow; Simon Lennox of Castle Dawson, Co. Londonderry; Christopher Hall of Blackpool; Matthew 
Byford of Romford; Gary Smith of Chigwell, Essex; Roger Davis of Cheltenham; Sean Byrne of Bexhill on Sea, East 
Sussex; Andrew Nelson of Blackburn, Lancs; T.S. Heame of Isle of Wight. 

J H 15 winners of Atlantis’ Sceptre Of Bagdad 

X / Paul Smith of Portadown, Co. Armagh; David Smee of St. Helens, Lancs; Graeme Scott of Spenny Moor, 

Co. Durham; David Catterall of Andover Hants; A. Jones of Oswestry; Mark Cooper of Doncaster; Mark Taylor of 
Higham, Kent; Mark Lewis of Bracknell; Desmond Lowe of Bury St. Edmunds; Colin A lien of Truro, Cornwall; Luke 
John Curtis of Braintree, Essex; Jeremy Phillips of Upton-upon-Severn; Gordon Baker of Ayr, Stephen Woodcock of 
Wolverhampton; Sean McEvoy of Plymouth. 

1 Q 10 winners of Microsphere’s Contact Sam Cruise. 

Jl O John Bird of Bookham, Surrey; Steven Smithwhite of Livingston; James Melice of Telford; Richard Dimambro 
of Aberdeen; Lorin Clough of Didcot; David Low of Kinfauns, Perth; Andy Holbrook of Bexley; Jake Gellatly of 
Stonehaven; Steven Lee Broadbent of Halifax; Andrew Everingham of Sittingboume. 

1Q Three winners of a Gauntlet T-shirt and a US Gold Sweatshirt. 

JL / Keith Richards of Stalybridge, Cheshire; Andrew Langford ofBlaenason, Gwent; Philip Marshall of 
Middlesbrough. 


/() 15 winners of Piranha T-shirts. 

U Andrew Owen of Carshalton, Surrey; Sergio Ginja from Portugal; Dan Lyden of Scunthorpe; Mervyn Neill 
of Belfast, N. Ireland; R. Habgood of Woking; Brian Brooks of Torquay; Chris Heath of Solihull; PaulLeahey of Belfast; 
Robert Steel of Woodbridge; Neil Frankpitt of Exmouth; A lan H. Boyt of Basingstoke; Stuart Thurston of Hull; N.J. 
Thomas of Twickenham; M. Watson of Wrexham, Clwyd; Gary Dean of Huntly, Aberdeenshire. 

y j One winner of an Ocean Sportsbag and Six Ocean Mugs. 

JL B. Graham of Southwick, Sunderland. 

O y 10 winners of Konami’s Nemesis. 

Jmd Zi A. T. Guy of Kendal, Cumbria; Mark Frier of Hyde, Cheshire, A ndrew Hardie of Bridport, Dorset; Zak 
Powey of Exeter; D.H. Harvey of Cambridge; David Flintoff of Malvern, Worcs; Heather Petrie of Perth; David 
Alexander of Swaffham, Norfolk; Kevin Hall, Kidderminster, Worcs; Matthew Spence of Market Harborough. 

'y 2 10 winners of Beau Jolly’s Five Star 2. 

Z Paul Hopkins of Edinburgh; Mark Williams of Isle of Arran; Branko CvetKovic of Birmingham; Keith Yuen 

ofBargoed, Mid Glamorgan; P. A. Stead of Nottinghamshire; Darren Hall of Solihull, West Midlands; David McIntyre 
of Sheffield; Andy Beale of Exeter; Sarah Wildman of Exeter; Matthew Boyle ofBushey Village, Herts. 

'p/I 10 winners of Enterprise, Wiz and Mystery OfArkham Manor from 
^ ' Melbourne House. 

MichaelJ.F. Ireland of Norwich; Jonathan Whittle of St. Annes, Lancs; Denis Curtin of Manchester; Philip Kerridge of 
Orpington, Kent; Mr K. Perren of Walton-on-Thames, Surrey; Timothy Hammond of Weybridge; Fiona Robertson of 
Dundee; Gordon Anderson of Glasgow; Scott Gamer of Leicester; Jonathan Morgan of Poole, Dorset. 

O C Five winners of CCS’s Yankee Zulu Wars and Vulcan. 

Z Andrew Simpson of Edinburgh; Gary Smith of Alford, Lines; Mrs A. Camp of Oxford; James Roberts of 

Reading; Chris Wright of Dartington Totnes. 

OZ Three winners of Silent Service, and two winners of Aerojet , all 
^ ^ from Microprose. 

Anna Jackson of Ruthin, Clwyd; Andrew Simpson of Edinburgh; Nicholas Ely of Wadebridge, Cornwall; Vaughan 
Carling of Co. Durham; Matthew O'Connor of Bourne, Lincolnshire. 

0^7 10 winners of a copy ofMartech’s Pulsator. 

Z / Jan Palm of Sweden; Paul Cruoga of Coleshill, Warks; Anders Edin of Sweden; L. Standen of Ilford; Nik 
Felgate of Plymouth; Alistair Pascoe ofHelstop, Cornwall; Simon Lee Man of Co. Armagh, N. Ireland; Marc Holloway 
of Spain; G. Thompson of Wyre Hill, Worcs; Tony Barlow of Lowestoft. 

Five winners of Mirrorsoft T-shirts and mugs. 

Z U Chad Gray of Lossiemouth, Morayshire; E.J. Tomlinson of Gt. Yarmouth; Carlo Romis of Italy; Terry 
Lanfear of Cardiff; Steve Gawthorpe of Hull. 

OQ 15 winners of US Gold’s PSI-5 Trading Company. 

Z j/ Robert Hudgell of Tiverton, Devon; Darren Hartwell of Leamington Spa; Ian Rose of Warley, West 
Midlands; Simon Pallant of Shetland; Paul Lauff of Frankfurt, West Germany; Andrew Slynn of Peterborough; Jonathan 
Bamham of Warrington, Cheshire; A. Jones of Oswestry; Keith Richards of Stalybridge, Cheshire; Robert McGonigle of 
Co. Donegal, Ireland; David Murray of Dublin; Alan Meecham of Penicuik, Midlothian; Paul Robinson of Rhondda, 

Mid Glamorgan; James O’Kelly of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk; Bobby Oliver of Hull. 

2/j Five winners of RanaRama T-Shirts and 10 winners of 
*/ ^ Hewson’s Gunrunner. 

A.J. Markham of Great Yarmouth; Hanson Fernandes of Hayes, Middlesex; PhilipJackson ofLittlehampton; Martin 
Macleod of Airdrie; Robert Mitchell of Blackburn, West Lothian; Mrs C. Petch of Kendal; Brian Jones of Rustington, 

West Sussex; Bjorn Bratt of Sweden; Philip Merritt of Gravesend, Kent; John Nightingale of Co. Durham; Bobby 
Hutchinson of Bethnal Green, London; Mrs S. Suthers ofHomdean, Hants; Paul Chapman of Heme Bay; Aaron 
McGinty ofLondonderry; M. Walton of Oxford. 

Three winners of Konix Joysticks. 

Robert Collins of Pimlico, London; Richard Kumps of Belgium andJacob Keeling of Melting, Merseyside. 

10 winners of Mastertronic’s Flash Gordon, Amaurote and Jackie & 
Wide. 

Tim Jarrett of London; John Curran ofLittle Sutton, South Wirral; Neil Finegan of Skelmersdale, Lancs; Mark Andrew 
Farrell of Manchester; James Matheson of Inverness; Adrian Thompson of Market Harborough, Leics; A. Back of 
Bakewell, Derbyshire; Scott Wilding of Kettering, Northants; Michael Seddon of Dudley, West Midlands; Paul Rafferty 
of Dublin. 

2 2 One winner of Incentive’s GAC, Winter Wonderland and Apache 

Gold. Ian Turner of Redditch, Worcs. 

2 A Two winners ofRainbird’s The Pawn. 

J I Stephen Criddle ofBridegwater, Somerset andJamie Cunds of Neath, West Glamorgan. 

2 C Two winners get a set of Gilsoft’s Quill, Illustrator, Press and 
Characters. 

Billy Reilly of Dublin and P.L. Dundon of Sittingboume, Kent. 

2fL 10 winners of Infogrames sweatshirts. 

U L. Smith of Hull; Ben Williams of Kingston, Surrey; L. Spence of By Ayr; Dharinder Sharma of London 
SE25; Paul B. Cassidy of Weymouth; Paul Skinner of Worcester Park, Surrey; Shaun Chillingworth of Holsworthy; 
Ronald Henderson of Hamilton, Lanarkshire; Julian Pime of Colnbrook, Bucks; A.S. Lochhead of Bournemouth. 

27 15 winners of Mikro-Gen’s Classic Collection Compilation and eight 
•S ' winners of Mikro-Gen pocket calculators. 

Martin Highmore oj Oxjord; Nathan Ramsden of Wakefield; MrJ. Phillips of Ashford, Kent; John Williams of Higham, 
Gloucestershire; AndrewJubb of Doncaster; Christopher Calverley of Eastleigh, Hants; Stuart Daniels of Broom, Warks; 
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2 0 10 winners of Beau-Jolly’s 5 Computer Hits. 

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2 Q 10 winners of CRL’s Piggy Packs. 

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This is where the 
Chrimble games 
avalanche begins, 
funsters, with all 
the biggies rated, and 
an amazing 
11 megagames! 
Gor lumme! 


Firebird/£7.95 

Mike As far as scores go it's 
999 all the way down the line, 
and you might need to call out 
the emergency services to help 
you through this new little beauty 
from Mike Singleton. It even 
goes beyond what he did with 
earlier titles like Lords Of 
Midnight and Doomdark's 
Revenge as he's produced a 
state-of-the-art graphical tactics 
adventure that adds a smidgeon 
of Swords And Sorcery and a 
hint of Heavy On The Magik to 
those previous games. Can you 
imagine a Doomdark in which 
you're down on the ground 
controlling individual characters 
as well as deciding overall 
strategy 9 

The game’s set in the Isles of 
the Western Sea. where the Lord 
of the Isles has made a big 
mcCock-Up. He forged the Dark 
Sceptre to defeat the invading 
Northlanders. but they seized 
the Sceptre and absorbed its 
power, becoming the Lords of 
the Shadow. They are now 
gripped by evil and ruled by the 
Sceptre, and the forces of the 
Isles must find and destroy the 
Dark Sceptre itself. 

There are seven teams of 
warriors roaming the Isles, each 
indicated by a colour. Umbrarg's 
warriors are the Shadow Lords, 
and are red, while white marks 
your own team. The five sets of 
fighters in between should begin 
the game neutrally, and both you 
and the Shadow Lords can try to 
beat or befriend these warriors, 
as you think fit. 

Each team is made up of men 
of various qualities, from Thanes 
to Thralls. The Thane is the team 
commander, without whom the 







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A fair old choice here, but only some of your characters will do 
quite a few of these things for instance, you’ll need a Mystic if you 
want to Charm, Curse or Bewitch. 


entire company will be more 
readily defeated. A Thrall is a 
simple underling, a pawn in 
comparison to other more 
complex characters like Mystics. 
Heralds. Savages and 
Assassins 


according to each character’s 
attributes, and with evenly- 
matched characters then victory 
goes to the aggressor. The meek 
shall definitely not inherit the 
Isles of the Western Sea. 


As well as nifty graphics and 
sound, Dark Sceptre is well 
designed making it accessible 
and easy to play —- in the sense 
that it's very quick and simple to 
grasp, without needing keyboard 



YS Seal Of Approval 

All games reviewed in 
Screenshots are finished 
products. 


In the top window we see the 
excellently animated characters 
going about their business, 
loping along in brilliant graphic 
detail. Below that and to the left 
are the five basic options 
through which the game is 
controlled.Top option is WATCH, 
and this allows you to see at 
once any fights that take place 
when hostile characters meet. 
Only one fight will take place at a 
time, and you're alerted to it by 
the distant clash of sword on 
sword — good sound effects too. 
The outcome is strictly 


You can inspect a character’s 
vices and virtues by choosing 
the CHECK option, and try to 
match these with the tasks you 
set. 

A small window in the lower 
part of the screen shows your 
immediate surroundings, and by 
selecting SCAN you can see the 
map of the whole Western Isles, 
looking remarkably like a map of 
the London Underground. The 
PLAN option is definitely where 
the game is won or lost, as it's 
through this that you give your 
men their commands. 


overlays, 64- page instruction 
manuals and seventeen fingers. 


YS CLAPOMETER 


Excellent graphic detail in a 
complex and thoughtful 
game that’ll test both new 
and old hands at adventuring. 


GRAPHICS 

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VALUE FOR MONEY* ■ ■■■■■■■□ 
ADDICTIVENESS ■■■■■■■■■□ 


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Electric Dreams/£9.99 

Phil Fifty years ago, flight 
officer Ripley narrowly escaped 
death at the hands of an alien, a 
ruthless and biologically perfect 
killer. Her small ship drifted for 
those fifty years until, by chance 
it was discovered by a deep 
space probe, and returned. Now 
Ripley is being taken back to the 
plant LV-426, where she first 
encountered the creature... 

I must say, it’s good job I was 
wearing the old brown cord 
trousers when I went to see 
Aliens the movie. Worra tense 
film! And then there was the first 
Electric Dreams game which 
was another tense little drama, 
covering the run from the 
atmosphere processor to the 
landing pad. Now we have the 
US version of the game, 
originally designed by Activision 
(US) for the C64, and converted 
to the Spectrum by Mr Micro 
(Who he? Ed). The game is a 
compendium, which although it 
doesn’t mean you get Snakes 
and Ladders, Tiddley Winks and 
Snap, it does mean that you get 
6 tightly crafted and well hard 
games to play. The atmosphere 
of the film is so accurately 
captured at times I had to hide 
behind the sofa to play it. 

You begin the game steering 
the Dropship down through the 
atmosphere of LV-426, through 
a series of guidance circles on 
your heads-up display. This 
section of the game is quite 
hard, and it’s probably for this 
reason that Electric Dreams 
has incorporated a ‘skip’ 
feature, whereby you can push 
SYMB SHIFT/7 to jump onto the 
next level. In this case the next 
level is the APC Rescue 
Attempt, where you have to 
guide the marines back from the 


catwalks under the atmosphere 
processors to the APC, the 
armoured command car. This 
again is quite hard, ’cos you 
have to get away from the 
swarms of aliens and control 
four marines at once. Then it’s 
on to the Operations Room 
Rampage, where you are left on 
your own to fend off a barrage of 
aliens while your team cut 
through the door at the end of 
the corridor. After that, you are 
running through the maze of air 
ducts looking for the exit that 
takes you to the Dropship, whilst 
avoiding the crawling aliens. 
Phew! 

But as you know, when you 
get back to the ship, you go back 
to find Newt on the catwalks. You 
follow her signal on the locator, 
and shoot at the aliens as they 
leap out at you. And finally 
having escaped (so you 
thought), you are faced with the 
Alien Queen, and have to beat 
her up with the loader arms 
before flinging her down the 
hatch. 

Aliens features a nice variety 
of game types, with left/right 
scrolling, plan view and point-of- 
view styles being used to 
gasping good effect. 

Splattering good fun. 



As you steer down to the planet’s surface, you are guided by the 
heads-up display, computer generated circles projected onto the 
windshield. You must keep the ship in this pipe, or the excess hull 
ionisation will cause the drop to abort. 


YS CLAPOMETER 


A brilliantly executed 
computer movie, where you 
play the leading role to 
terrifying effect First class. 


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The 9ame is linked throughout with lots of nice graphics like this 
one, telling some of the story of the film, and setting the scene for 
those people who didn’t see it in the first place. The real strength of 
this aame is that it rooiiu nair _■___ _ ^ 





Nat Price — Hitherto invisible 
Spectacular editor (i.e. we forgot to 
mention his name when he did a 
review for us a month or two ago) 
who’ll now be contributing regularly. 
Now don’t you wish you’d entered 
the Fanzine compo? 


Tony Worrall — Currently 
preparing his detailed Players’ 
Guide to Mercenary which Phil 
hopes to publish next month in 
Tipshop. All this and married too? 
We’ve met Val — worrallucky man 1 
(Geddit?) 




Mike Gerrard — The troll 
supremo makes one of his regular 
excursions onto the colour pages 
with a detailed rave of Dark Sceptre 
But after that it’s back to all his usual 
elves, gnomes and lamps that never 
seem to light (unless you’ve bought 
a candle from the magic pixie). 


Rick Robson — Still being 
harrassed by the RSPCA following 
our revelation that he keeps small 
furry animals in his beard. Perhaps 
it’s just as well that no-one’s told 
them about his trainers! (Yuk!) 



David Powell — Another new 
Screenshotter, who blams his way 
through many a Speccy game in 
spite of his day-job as a 
programmer. This month he 
rampages through Rygar. Let’s fight! 

Richard Blaine — Rather on the 
skids after his starring role opposite 
Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca. 

(Now appearing in Old Mother 
Goose at the Empire, Bletchley.) 


Jonathan Davies — Our other 
Spectacular man, who fortunately 
for us turns out to be a flight sim 
freak. Fortunately too for 
MicroProse, whose Gunship he 
reviews this month. 


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An interesting blend of hack 
'em up and arcade adventure, 
good value too. 


GRAPHICS 
PLAYABILITY I 

VALUE FOR MONEYI 
ADDICTIVENESS | 


TOTAL 


Although it bears a frightening 
resemblence to the notorious V 
it’s actually very good, with just 
the right mix of beat ’em up and 
exploration. 

Graphics are without doubt 
the game’s strong point, with well 
animated sprites and nicely 
drawn backgrounds in part two. 
For some reason though, Freddy 
doesn’t appear to have a nose! 
It’s probably just as well, 
considering the amount of after 
shave these guys tend to wear. 

Definitely worth a look for all 
would-be bodybuilders. 


lmagine/£7.95 

Jonathan They say “Don’t 
drink and drive”, and perhaps 
they should extend that to flying 
as well, ’cos after having one too 
many at one of those awful all- 
night intergalactic parties, 

Freddy Hardest has gone an’ 
crashed his spaceship on an 
enemy planet. As all the phones 
seem to be phonecard-only, he 
can’t get a mechanic, so instead 
he decides to do what you or I 
would have done — break into 
the enemy base and nick one of 
their ships. (Speak for yourself. 
Ed) 

First of all Freddy, who’s one of 
those hunky astral playboys we 
all dream of being, has to find 
the base. This means wandering 
along a scrolling landscape 
wasting aliens left, right and 
centre with a variety of martial 
art moves and the usual laser 
pistol. 

Then it’s time to load in part 
two, type in the code number 
you were given at the end of the 
first part (whaddya mean you 


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tended to be hot on graphics but 
a little cooler where 
addictiveness was concerned, 
this is certainly not the case with 
Freddy Okay, so part one is a bit 
monotonous, but it’s easily 
beaten and things are much 
more fun in the second bit. 


can’t remember it?) and start 
looking for some transport. 
Having found the correct ship, 
loaded it up with fuel, got the 
codeword and worked out the 
take-off procedure he can finally 
jump in and hit the heavens. 

While previous Dinamic stuff 


PHANTOM CLUB 


0cean/£7.95 

Jonathan You have to be 
careful which clubs you join 
these days. Phantom Club is not 
a club to be recommended in 
more ways than one. Plutus, our 
hero, joined up and before he 


knew it, all the other members — 
a bunch of superheroes — had 
fallen under the evil influence of 
their wicked leader, leaving 
Plutus to restore order by 
reaching the rank of Ipsisimus. 
For good to trumph over evil he 


has to complete ten perilous 
missions in the Phantom Club 
HQ. (Should have joined the Kit- 
Kat Club Ed). 

The game opens to a rather 
rough rendition of The Antiques 
Road Show theme tune (Two 
million pounds? But I only paid 
50p for it! Ed) and then you get a 
touch of deja vu. The highly 
detailed Filmation-type graphics 
will remind you of Movie 
because both games were 
written by the same chap. The 
graphics are definitely the strong 
point and judging by the sheer 
quantity of different sprites, 
objects and backgrounds, they 
must occupy vast amounts of 
memory. 

But your task is pretty 
awesome, if not tedious. To 
begin one of the missions you’ve 
got to knock up at least 40,000 
points by shooting super-heroes 
and picking up bonuses, but as 
each baddy only collects 50 
points when dead, it might take 



you ’til Xmas next year. The 
trouble with Phantom Club is 
that once you’ve been 
everywhere and done 
everything there isn’t much left 
to tickle your fancy. You can 
while away the time by filling 
baddies with psychic bolts or 
drawing maps (there are over 
550 rooms) but the novelty soon 
wears off. 

If you want a lot of chocolate 
on your biccies, don’t join this 
club. 


YS CLAPOMETER 


Graphically good, but 
otherwise rather bo-o-oring. 
Only superheroes need 
apply. 


GRAPHICS 
PLAYABILITY I 

VALUE FOR MONEY | 
ADDICTIVENESS | 


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Go!/£8.99 

Tony Worrall Hi ho Silver, and 
away we go into the sunset on a 
brand spanking new Go! game. 
Go west young man, and don’t 
spare the horses. But if you can 
find a horse in this epic futuristic 
wild west arcade adventure you 
are a better man than me! Dig 
that groovy bit of animation as 
our hero ‘rides’ into the sunset 
astride his faithful, but horseless 
saddle. Can’t they draw ’orses? 

We’ve had every other toy 
conversion under the midday 
sun, but you ain’t seen nothing 
yet! Bravestarr is a down-to- 
earth, frenetic shoot ’em up, that 
relies heavily on an adventure 
scenario to develop the plot. 

Take control of Bra vestarr and 
use his six-shooter laser gun to 
decimate the followers of the evil 
Stampede. Along the way, 
certain buildings have to be 
entered and clues found to 
enable you to travel to other 
parts of the planet. A scroll at the 
top of the screen to start with 
only depicts two areas to 
explore, but as clues are found, 
more pictures are added to the 
scroll. Moving a pointer to a 
picture activates the phantom 
saddle that allows our hero to 
reach that area. 

Sounds complicated, but it 
works like a shoot ’em up 
version of, Redhawk. And 
dammit, it works very well! 
Bravestarr is (he says, reading 
the advertisement blurb) a 
conversion of the top selling 
Filmation/Mattel toy/cartoon 
series. Can’t say I have ever 
come across it before, but if 
this game is as good as the 
cartoon, I’ll be glued to the box 
next time it’s on. On the wild, 
wild west planet of New Texas 
(turn left at Tau-Ceti, then ask) 
something’s a stirring. This 
something turns out to be 
Stampede and his thoroughly 
nasty followers. Stampede’s aim 
is to bring to life long dead 
creatures that once roamed 
about the planet, and to use 
these poor creatures to his 
nefarious ends. To fulfil this task, 
Stampede kidnapped an Indian 
mystic called Shaman in order to 
utilize his magical powers. 

Bravestarr, who also happens 
to be the Marshall of New Texas 
is unhappy about all this, and 
vows to put the damn yankee 
straight on a thing or two. Things 
may be a bit tougher than he 
thinks. Tex Hex, a despicable 
character, has joined Stampede 
in his fight. Tex can stand up to 
quite a battering before you can 
sling him in jail. 

The action is similar to games 
like Cobra. Creatures attack, 
from all sides, and in a variety of 
forms. Contact drains away time 
from the nine day limit, collision 
with large bombs wipes away a 
hefty chunk. Things are quiet at 
first, but your joystick will be 
melting after a very short while. 

Bravestarr p lays like a 
genuine arcade game. It begins 


reasonably tamely, but soon 
builds into something special. 
The adventure slant gives it a 
unique feel, and lets you have a 
well-earned rest in the middle of 
the game (if you need it). The 
graphics are excellent, and 
although the central characters 
are a little small, they are all 
animated to perfection. 

Bravestarr is a voyage of 
discovery, and I’m glad I 
discovered it. 


YS CLAPOMETER 


Excellent shoot ’em up arcade 
game with more than a twist 
of problem solving. This is 
one to melt your joystick. 


GRAPHICS 

PLAYABILITY | 

VALUE FOR MONEY! 
ADDICTIVENESS 1 


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Phil Slaine the King, Slaine the 
Warrior, Slaine the Drunken 
Merrimaker... Yes, that is the 
character of Slaine , in the deep, 
dark past of this land of ours. 

Slaine is a very unusual game, 
a sort of freeform hybrid 
somewhere in the marshy 
ground between arcade game 
and graphic adventure. The 
system used to create this effect 
is called Reflex , an original 
concept involving the real time 
selection of text with a free 
floating cursor. The cursor in this 
case is a gory, severed hand, 
which points to your selection in 
the ‘thoughts’ window, snatching 
at the thoughts before they float 
out of Slaine’s warped mind. It 
makes it a bit tricky to get used 
to, but then again once you’ve 
done it a few times it comes a 
little easier. Like most things in 
life, you might say, and I’d agree 
but I’d slap your wrists first. 

The story takes place in the 
land of Lyonesse, and tells how 
it’s in the evil grip of the Prunes, 
an. elite corps of wizards. The 
last of the Drunes has died, but 
his magick will live on unless he 


can be named, the Drunes’ 
names being secret of course, 
and naming them takes away 
their power. But as a bit of 
romantic interest, the last Drune 
had a daughter, Reya, who was 
the only person alive who could 
name him. To seal his secret 
before he died, he imprisoned 
Reya in his home, Small Sky 
Tower, close to the northern 


village of Tautega. Slaine gets to 
hear about all this from villagers 
along his route, and decides to 
seek out the tower and release 
the fair maiden. (Cor, wallop!) 

But what of the Drune’s magick, 
and will Slaine figure out that the 
job’s only half finished when 
Reya is free? That’s up to you. 

Trying to relate this game to 
any other is a little difficult, ’cos it 


isn’t like anything else I’ve ever 
seen. But what I can tell you is 
that it’s graphically and textually 
true to the original comic book, 
and the spirit of the game is truly 
warped. What more could you 
ask? The puzzles are ones 
which would challenge even the 
reasoning skills of our own troll 
supremo, Sir Mike of Gerrard, 
and the plot is as twisted a path 
as I’ve ever wandered down. 

The game took the 
programmers, Creative Reality, 
six months to write, according to 
my information, and in my 
opinion that was six months well 
spent. 


YS CLAPOMETER 


With more windows than a 
smalt chain of double glazing 
contractors, Slaine slashes 
his way through an arcade 
adventure par excellence! 


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value for money!!!!!!! 

ADDICTIVENESS ■■■■■■■■■□ 


TOTAL 9 


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Gremlin/£7.99 

Marcus Oh sorry, I forgot the ™. 
Basil’s another of those 
‘properties’ that starts as 
something humble like a film and 
soon turns into a t-shirt, video, ice 
cream flavour and eventually 
computer game. Remember we’re 
talking Disney here, so Gremlin 
assures me that the game has 
been designed with the younger 
gamer in mind. Does that mean 
I’ve got to be nice to it? No? Oh 
goody. 

So, from the basement of 221 b 
Baker Street, Basil must rescue 
his loyal friend Dr Dawson, who’s 
been kidnapped by the evil 
criminal masterrodent Professor 
Ratigan. The trail leads him 
through London’s sewers and 
dockland, looking for clues (ooh- 
wah) which are usually hidden in 
pots, jars and the like. There are 
three ‘scenarios’, and you must 
collect five clues to progress to the 
next one. Trouble is, Prof Ratigan 
has hidden eight false clues in 
each ‘scenario’, and you can only 
deduce which clues are kosher 
when you’ve collected five. In the 
meantime there are nasties to be 
avoided, or nabbed with 
mousetraps, and there’s 


occasionally cheese to eat. 

Which is fine in theory, but to be 
frank, or indeed marcus, this is no f 
up to Gremlin’s usual standards. 
After the splendours of Nipper II, 
Basil’s a mere mouse by 
comparison. Graphics are rather 
less colourful and well drawn, too 
many screens look too similar, and 
gameplay is monotonous. Does 
this mean that younger players will 
enjoy it? I’m not sure, but I doubt it. 
It’s not that easy to play, in fact, but 
that doesn’t make it any more 
addictive. Basil isn’t abysmal, by 
any means — it’s just bog 
standard, and that’s disappointing 
from Gremlin. File under ‘Not 
quite.’ 


YS CLAPOMETER 


Disappointing platformy 
runaround that pales 
besides Gremlin's own, 
thoroughly skillo Jack The 
Nipper II. 


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PLAYABILITY ■■■■■■■□□□ 

VALUE FOR MONEY!■ ■■■■■□□□ 
ADDICTIVENESS 


TOTAL 6 


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Gremlin/£7.99 

Marcus This is a splendid 
game. Like me you may have 
been wondering what Vortex — 
in the hellenic shape of 
programmer Costa Panayi — 
has been up to since Highway 
Encounter and all those rinky 
games, but a year after 
Revolution, here comes 
Deflektor. Written like all Costa’s 
stuff, especially for the 
Spectrum, it’s a startlingly 


original and difficult game which 
stands any comparison with the 
best of a very good year. 

On 60 screens, each of a 
relentlessly vicious nature, the 
idea is to guide a laser beam 
from one terminal to another to 
complete a circuit. To do this, 
you need to use a number of 
mirrors (the small green 
squares) which deflect the beam 
to different parts of the grid. 
Before the receiver will accept 


the beam you must destroy all 
the little purple blobs, which you 
can do by training the laser on 
them. Watch out for the little 
purple stars though, as hitting 
them with the beam causes it to 
overload and so loses you the 
game. Other surfaces reflect the 
beam (but you can’t control 
which way they do), some 
absorb it and yet others act as a 
sort of teleport, moving the 
beam to another part of the grid 
and allowing you on some 
screens to get at places that 
would otherwise be completely 
inaccessible. On all but the first 
three screens there are also 
laser bugs floating about 
changing the angle of the mirrors 
and generally getting in the way. 
Against all this, is a stiff time limit 
which means that if you’re 
completely hopeless like me, 
you don’t manage to finish a 
screen very often. 

The version I saw had an 
editor program which allowed 
you to flip in between the 
screens whenever you found the 
going hard, but this won’t be 
appearing in the game you’ll get 
in the shops. It was otherwise 
complete, though, so I had a 
wonderful afternoon moving 


through the screens trying 
desperately to finish one (I did 
manage one in the end). Once 
you’ve worked out how to finish 
a screen, of course, it’s un 
morceau de gateau the next 
time you try it. But before you 
have it taped, you’ll be ripping 
your hair out, and possibly some 
of your internal organs to boot. 

It’s pleasant also, in these 
days of 16-bit and consoles and 
whatever else, to be able to 
praise a game that was 
designed expressly with the 
Speccy in mind, blocky 
graphics, colour clash and all. 
Deflektor’siast, colourful and 
grabs you by the danglies — get 
it now before it gets you! 


YS CLAPOMETER 


That rarest of specimens — 
an original game that’s also 
chronically addictive. An 
instant classic, methinks. 


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PLAYABILITY ■ ■■■■■■■■□ 

value for moneyHHHHHHH 

ADDICTIVENESS ■■■■■■■■■□ 


TOTAL 9 



YS CLAPOMETER 


Well presented trio of 
ultimately stale ideas which 
just aren’t challenging 
enough. Younger players 
only. 


GRAPHICS ■! 

PLAYABILITY ■! 

VALUE FOR MONEY ■ | 
ADDICTIVENESS ■! 


TOTAL 


Mastertronic/£1.99 

Nat Recovered from the 
beating he took in his last 
attempt at world domination, the 
Mad Professor is back! Only one 
man can stop him . . . Agent X! 
Yup, our famous (and 
commercially very successful) 
hero is back in yet more 
adventures, and as in the 
original, the game’s split into 
three different subgames, all 
loading separately and all 
completely different. 

So what are these perils that 
face our Trilby-behatted hero? 
The first level is a shoot ’em up, a 
cross between Zynaps and 
Sidewize. Background graphics 
are very Zy/7aps-like, and you 
can build up your weaponry from 
lemons (bullets) through drops 
(lasers) to strawberries (smart 
bombs)! The aliens don’t attack 
you in set formations, but come 
at you in snaking streams which 
curl around you and seem 
impossible to avoid until you 
have the right weapons. As in 
most shoot ’em ups these days, 
there are a couple of extra large 
aliens at the end of each 
sections, to make life a bit more 
interesting — if shorter! 

Level 2 is a strange platformy 
game, set in a tower of screens, 
each with three floors. Each 
screen contains a computer 
terminal, a floating code > .umbe. 


Agent XII will probably appeal 
more to younger players as its 
difficulty is at that level. 


and an assortment of nasties, all 
hell bent on wiping you out. 
Agent X must leap from level to 
level collecting codes, entering 
them into the computers and 
blasting the aliens with his 
bubble gum (Yummy! Phil) I said 
‘gun’ you clot. After three codes 
have been entered, a final code 
must be typed into the lowest 
terminal and a snake-like alien 
destroyed before the task is 
completed. 

Onto the third and final level 
and we encounter... wait for it... 
a Breakout clone. Aaaargh! This 
one’s atrocious, easily the worst 
of the subgames. The graphics, 
though pretty, are too fast for 
their own good. The ball moves 
so quickly that it’s extremely 
hard to hit at all, Worst of all, 
there seems to be no skill 
involved — you can’t aim the ball 
as in Arkanoid, it just zips around 
all over the place. Unplayable, 

I’m afraid. 

Like Software Creations’ last 
two games, Agent Xand 
Chronos, this one looks and 


sounds marvellous (a good tune 
by Tim Follin) but falls down on 
gameplay — it’s much too easy. 
From first loading it took me two 
hours to complete the whole 
game, and I didn’t even have any 
instructions! Even at budget 
price I expect more than that. 




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“NIGEL MANSELL’S GRAND PRIX” is ready to 
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excitement. As well as capturing the speed and 
adrenalin pumping danger of the world’s greatest 
sporting spectacle, the game is the first racing 
simulation to reflect some of the enormous advances in 
car design and technology that have taken place recently. 

And yet the game still offers an excellent opportunity 
for even the most inexperienced novice to blast round 
the track at excessive speeds with the turbo on 
maximum boost and not a care in the world for fuel 
consumption, tyre wear or racing line. However, for 
those who know, or want to know a little more, there is 
an opportunity to race a selection of the world’s greatest 
circuits in the quest for valuable championship points. 

The red lights are on -you snap into gear . 

The engine roars - your grip tightens on the steering wheel . 
The crowd goes wild as the lights flash to green. 

900 brake horsepower is suddenly unleashed and the 
Williams hurtles to the first bend. 

Ahead of you lies 31 weeks of the world’s most 
gruelling and spectacular sporting championship. 


Just over half the race completed and you’re lying second to your 
main rival - 0.8 seconds ahead of you. 






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The Apache... Fierce and elusive, like its warrior namesake 
... Capable of defeating enemy tanks, infantry, and hostile 
aircraft on the modern electronic battlefield. 

Gunship’s revolutionary 3-D graphics enable you, the pilot, 
to fly into the world’s hottest trouble spots .. .You’ll use an 
unbelievable array of high tech information and weapon 
systems, including lasers, video cameras, night viewers, 
radar warnings, jammers, computers, missiles, rockets, 
flares and a 30mm cannon! Successful missions will be 
rewarded with medals and rank promotions. 


GUNSHIP is available for the CBM 64/128K,Spectrumand 
coming soon for IBM PC and compatibles. 



SIMULATION • SOFTWARE 


Please send-copy/ies of Gunship CBM 64/128 □ Cassette £14.95 □ Disk £19.95. 

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or debit my Access/Visa card. Expiry date_No. I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I ~| | 

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Ho-ho-ho! Is your 
Christmas like a limp 
lettuce? Has the fun 
dribbled out of your 
festive season? Do you 
need perking up? It is? It 
has? You do? Well, tuck 
in to the YS Christmas 
Fun Selection, our very 
own wacky merchandise 
cornucopia. 

1. Squeaky Alligator. 95p Phil’s favourite, and 
the best squeaky toy to compliment your usual 
bathtime duck. 2. House Of Marbles - Die 
Shot Game. £2.99. A super little marble game, 
containing the marbles, and a little bag to put 
them in. Very natty. 

3. Noses. 75p each. Pig, rabbit, dog, crow, 
chicken ... all the funny noses you could wish 
for, you snouty little things. 4. Safety Pin. £1.99. 
Be a punk. Spit on old ladies. Give yourself a 
headache by stabbing this big pin through your 
head. In other words, just act as normal. 5. 
Inflatable Bat. £2.99. Ah, of course! What party 
is complete without an inflatable bat? 6. House 
Of Marbles -100 World’s Best. £6.99. 
Complete marble madness! A hundred of the 
best marbles the world has ever known, big, 
small, pearly, clear, rough, smooth ... a whole 
world of marbles, plus that natty bag again. 

7. Only Visiting This Planet Mug. £2.99. For 
those of you that are. ( Well, don’t look at me! 
Phil) 8. Bald Wig. £1.25. Instant Duncan 
Goodhew kit, just add water. 

9. Light Bulb Pencil Sharpener. 95p. For 
sharpening up those bright ideas. 10. Yuk-Man. 
£6.99. The slime toy for the budding executive. 
Yerch! 11. Colourbox. £3.99. Not in fact a 
rubbish pop band, but actually a sort of 
tabletop Star Trek monster which blobs through 
little taps — absolutely fascinating. 12. Football 
Yo-yo. £3.50. No need to say “Mister, can we 
have our ball back?” anymore! 13. Garfield 
Badge. 99p. Everyone’s favourite cat, now in 
chest-fixable form. 14. Lobster Claw and Corn 
Cob Harmonicas. 99p each. I bet even Larry 
Adler hasn’t got one like this! Oo-er. 

15. Plastic Dinosaur. £1.50. Brill plastic 
Allosaurus, or is it a Tyranosaurus Rex? (Can’t 
be, where’s Marc Bolan? Ed) 

16. Multiprint. £39.95 or £44.95 with thru port. 
(+£1 p&p) the best little interface in town, 
which does shaded screen dumps too! From 
the people who brought you ... 17. Multiface 3. 
£44.95. (+£1 p&p). .. the indispensible 
interface for Plus 3 users. Saves to tape, 
microdrive, disk and wafa, and does screen 
dumps too! 18. Terminator Joystick. £19.95. 
Looks like a grenade, tastes like a grenade, but 
is in fact the best joystick you’ve ever played. 
Pull pin for further details. 19. Kempston Black 
Max Joystick. £14.95 (Joystick and Interface 
Pack: £19.95). The Porsche of joysticks. The 
standard goes from strength to strength. 

20. Cadbury’s Circus Animals Tin. £2.99. 
Collect the set and fill them up with your 
favourite choccy animals. ( Yum! Phil). 

Note: Although you may be able to find these items in 
a toy or department store near you, items 1-15 are 
available direct from Covent Garden General Store 
and its sister shop, Sideshow; 16 and 17 are available 
from Romantic Robot; 18 is by Robtek, and 19 by 
Kempston Data (but try your local computer store). 

Stockists: Covent Garden General Store 111 Long 
Acre, London WC2 (also Covent Garden General 
Store, 20 Shaftsbury Avenue, London W1 and 
Sideshow, Victoria Place, Victoria Station, London 
SW1) Mail Order details phone 01-836-5051 
• Romantic Robot, 15 Hayland Close, London 
NW9 0LH • Robtek, Unit 4, Isleworth Business 
Complex, St John’s Road, Isleworth, Middx 
TW7 6NL • Kempston Data Ltd, 22 Lindford 
Forum, Rockingham Drive, Linford Wood, Milton 
Keynes MK14 6LY. 



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This is just what you need now that 
summer’s on its way. A wacky YS T-shirt, 
made of 100 per cent, fully washable, 
cotton. It has a nifty Chris Long design in 
bright blue and black on the front and 
the YS logo in eye-catching red in the 
middle. You too can be the envy of 
your gerbil when you wear this round 
town. It’ll come to you clean and 
unworn by T’zer for the very 
reasonable sum of £4.50including 
postage and packing, so what 
are you waiting for? Bung your 
name and address down on the 
coupon and prepare to stun the 
world! 


YS MegaBasic is a triffic 
programming utility for only 
£7.95. It has on-screen 
windows, 64 column text, 
lots of fonts, user-defined 
character sizes and loads 
more. Plus there’s 
everything that’s in ZX 
Basic and a free sprite 
designer! What more 
could you want? Fill in 
the MegaBasic bit on 
the coupon and you’ll 
soon be programming 
to your heart’s 
content. 


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BADGE! 


Get a load of this! ’Cos YS is such 
a skill mag we’re giving away ‘Your 
Sinclair Is Skill’ badges to 
anybody who orders over £10 
worth of goods. Berrilliant! 








You know the way it is with magazines. You 
start collecting them, the pile grows and 
grows, they look a mess lying down, they 
won’t stand up, they get all battered and 
ripped and you can never find what you’re 
looking for. Well, why not buy yourself a nifty 
YS binder in red with gold lettering to keep 
’em tidy. There’s space for twelve issues of YS 
— so if you get a subscription now, it makes 
sense to get a binder too! One can be yours 
for the measly sum of £4.95 including postage 
and packing — so go on, get all bound up in 
Your Sinclair. 



’GIS SOME YS GOODIES AND MAKE ITSNAPPY! 


• I’d be a complete and utter mollusc not to get hold of one of 
those natty Your Sinclair sports bags that’ll make me look a 
trendy Wendy, Gary or Darren. 

So please bung me.sports bags as they only 

cost a measly £7.95 (plus P&P: UK £1, Europe and Ireland 
£1.80, Rest Of World £2.00) and it’s worth waiting 28 days for 
delivery too! 

• Well, since I’m on a buying spree, you might as well send 

me.binders while you’re at it. I’ve ticked the correct box 

below: 

□ UK £4.95 

□ Europe and Eire £5.45 

□ Rest of world £5.95 

• Oh, go on then, twist my arm, I’ll have a snazzy YS T-shirt 
too for the paltry sum of £4.50. I’ve ticked the box showing my 
size and I don’t object to waiting 28 days for delivery either. 
Small □ Medium □ Large □ Extra Large □ 

• Yeah, alright then I’ll have.copy(s) of YS MegaBasic 

as well since I can get it for the minute sum of £7.95. 


I’ve ordered the following YS Goodies: 

ITEM NUMBER 

Sports Bags.Binders 

T-Shirts .YS MegaBasic. 


I enclose a cheque/postal order for £.made payable 

to Dennis Publishing Ltd. Then again, as I don’t carry cash 
please charge my *Access/Visa /American Express/Diners/ 

Mastercharge card number. 

^delete where applicable 

Signature. 


Name. 


Address. 


.Postcode. 

Now send the completed form with payment or credit card number to- 
YS Superstore, PO Box 320, London N21 2NB. If you don’t want to hack 
up your mag send a photocopy instead. 


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5.50 

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4.00 

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5.50 

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5.20 

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5.20 

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1.50 

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2.50 

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et more news from the streets, including such 
m old favourites as ‘Elio ello eilo, wossallthisthen?’, 

: ‘StanNARD StaNARD late night final! Vicar found 
! in secret love nest with crate of hamsters! Read 
all about it!’, ‘String ’em up, that’s what I say, guv. That’ll 
be £7.50. Plus tip’, ‘Is this your car sonny?’, ‘... And then 
I said to Mrs Aardvark, I said, have you seen the price of 
beans, they’re up to £12 a tin in Safeways, yes...’ and 
many others. Yes, it’s the charts pages that throb and 
pulsate, especially when you’ve had a few. It’s... 


STREE 




FULL PRICE GAMES 


This Last Game/Publisher 
Month Month 


10 (4) 


ftenegade/lmagine 

Indiana Jones/US Gold 

Tal-Pan/Ocean 

Bubble Bobble/Firebird 

JMASK/Gremlin 

Road Runner/US G°'d 

Computer Hits Vol 4/Beau Jolly 

Exolon/Hewson 

F-Y5 Strike Eagle/MicroProse 
Mercenary/Novagen 


1 Millenium Issues 1,2,3,4,5, 

2 Xmen Issue 226 

3 Blood Issue 1 

4 /Missile 340 

5 NewMutantslssue 60 

6 Hellblazerlssue 1 

7 Justice League Issue 10 

8 MrX Issue 10 

9 Green Arrowhsue 1 

10 StarBrandlssue 11 


budget games 

This Last Game/Publisher 

Month Month 

i NF Grand Prix Simulator/ Code Masters 
' NE Frui( Machine Simulator/Code Masters 
a (y\ ATV Simulator/ Code Masters 
5 NE Pro Ski Simulator/Code Masters 
fi ( 8 ) Soccer Boss/ Alternative 

7 6 BMX Simulator/ Code Master* 

o ( 4 ) Dizzy /Code Masters 

9 (5) Back To The Futwrc/Firebird 

10 NE Draughts Genius/ Rack-It 

Software Chart compiled by Gallup. 


The chart's really hotting up this month, 
with Marvel's X-Men hanging tough in the 
top slot (obviously the world catching up to 
what fandom has been saying all along) 
and DC's fabulous Mi//eniummek\y 
crossover series ripening to become the 
comix event of the year. More esoteric 
though is the rise of Epic's Blood, a classy 
graphic novel by DeMatteis and Williams, 
a cruel story full of flowing freudian 
images. Not for the weak minded. Still, a 
healthy chart, with a lot of strong work 
coming from the US. Where are you, 

2000AD? 

COMICS 


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Tal-Pan 


Thi* Last 
Month Month 


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( 2 ) 

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(3) 
(9) 

(4) 
( 6 ) 
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Xenophobe/Bally 
Street Fighter/C apcom 
Midnight Landing /Taito 
Tune Soldier A SNK 
D-TypeArem 
Double Dragon/Taito 
IKardner/Taito 
NE Konanai Driver /Konami 
U) Road Blaster/AXaxi 

(5) Black Tiger /Taito 


TOP TEN RUMPO 

Thts wmpv chart d c ^!lJ ) e bii^g U OoSd 

1. Jane Seymour 

2. Kim Basinger 

3 . Mandy Smith 

4. Sam Fox 

5. Glynis Barber 

6. Kim Wilde 

7. Cybill Shepherd 

8 . Maria Whittaker 

9. Teresa Maughan 

(There's no occounl/ngfof os 

10. Debbie Harry 


Double Dragon 


Sam 


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Rachael’s back row film reviews 





LUCY’S 

GHASTLY 

GIFTS 

Ten little knick-knacks for your 
very worst enemy... 

1. A video nasty 

0C4.99) 

An unsuspecting video 
cassette box, wiv an 
orrible dangly 
wubberwy fing 
wot pounces out 
atyer. 


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inflatable 
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Something to hang in the wardrobe... 

3. Rubik's Magic (£5.99) 

Guaranteed hairloss and total 
breakdown within minutes of picking 
up this puzzle. 

4. A giant toothbrush 

oei.99) 

For someone with a very big mouth. 

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Ordinary looking sugar cubes that’ll 
froth blood when dropped in a cup of 
tea. Scrummy! 

6. Glow-in-the-dark skull 

oei.99) 

A little something to leave in the toilet 
after dark. 

7 Dehydrated worms (99p) 

Drop them into those plentiful 
Christmas tipples to see them come 
alive, wriggling and terrifying 
drunkards as they squirm. 

8. World Cup Carnival 
(£8^99) 

From US Gold. 

9. Second hand soap-on-a- I 
rope that Aunty Flo gave 
you last year 

Bound to return to your Christmas 
stocking in 1988. 

10. A pair of old socks 

Preferably green and purple striped 
ones. 

These exclusive Christmas presents 
can be found in most good toy or joke 
shops. Or just have a rummage around 
in the bottom of your cupboard. 


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i Inner Space (PG) 

Dennis Quaid, 

I Martin Short 

emember Fantastic Voyage, 
that tacky sci-fi from the 
sixties in which Raquel 
Welch was miniaturised 
along with a submarine and 
injected into a man’s body? Well, 
the same idea’s at the heart of this 
movie and it could give micro 
surgery a bad name! 

Chronic hypochondirac Short 
(how very fitting!) is the unlucky 
innocent who’s injected with the 
experimental vessel. When he 
realises that the voice in his head 
isn’t the onset of madness but the 
sub’s pilot, he’s forced to replace 
his rest cure with an outlandish and 
unlikely adventure. 

With only twenty-four hours to 
get rid of the submarine in his 
spleen before its oxygen runs out, 
our hero could be spending the rest 
of his life carrying a tiny skeleton 
around with him. But that’s not all! 
There are agents who want that tiny 
prototype too. Cue car chases, 
capture and even some kissing (he 
has to convince the pilot’s 
girlfriend to help him) in the race to 
avert catastrophe. 

Despite some great moments, 
Inner Space could do with some 
miniaturisation itself... it’s about 
twenty minutes too long! But there 
are some great effects, such as a 
tour of the inside of a gut, which is 
not for the weak of stomach! So 
don’t get the needle, get stuck with 
Inner Space instead. 



Masters Of The 
Universe (PG) 

Dolph Lundgren, 

Frank Langeila 

his is what we want... a 
movie with MUSCLE! Not 
paper-thin, animated antics 
but real-life, butch baddie 
bashing with mega-hunk 
Dolph Lundgren... the man whose 
acting ability makes him the 
obvious choice to play a plastic 
toy! 

Eternia has been devastated by 
war and that old king of the close 
shavers, Skeletor, has taken over 
Greyskull Castle. But luckily 
Gwildor, the Einstein of the dwarf 
world, has invented a Cosmic Key 
which transports the band of 
heroic Eternians to where else but 
(you guessed it) Earth! 

So gasp as Skeletor’s troops, 
outfitted from the Star Wars 
surplus store, invade small-town 
USA. Chill as two innocent 
teenagers are drawn into the 
action, along with a police chief 
determined to wheel-clamp these 
extra-dimensional antics! And thrill 
as Dolph visits Colonel Sanders to 
buy Kentucky Fried for his allies! 

Yes, it’s all unbelievably silly, but 
I bet you never expected 
Shakespeare. So what if some of 
the effects are rather creaky... and 
the make-up’s so stiff it looks like it 
would crack if the actors opened 
their mouths. It’s worth it for the 
firepower, the humour and big-boy 
Dolph, who gets to utter the 
immortal line, “It’s about this big 
and it’s covered in flashing lights.” 
He’s talking about the Cosmic Key, 
silly. (Whatelse?-Ed) 

For all He-Man fans in search of 
some post-Christmas thrills, this is 
the stuff... and Dolph can Master 
my Universe any time he likes! 


■ Big foot and the 
Hendersons (PG) 

• John Lithgow, 

Melinda Dillon 

hat’s this? Vroom, 
m vroom, vroom... 

m sqi-i-i-i-i-i-i-i- S h! Give I 

up? A car driving over a 
B snake, of course. Now 

what s this? Vroom, vroom, 

BOINGG! A car hitting a... what 9 

■ The answer’s eight feet tall, 
covered in coarse red-brown hair 

m and possessed of the most 

■ atrocious manners. No, not Snouty 

- he’s far shorter. It’s a Bigfoot 

■ P r| mitive inhabitant of the wild ’ 

woods of the American north 
Bigfoot-legendary and 

■ uncaptured until the Henderson | 

family wing one as they drive home 

| from a camping holiday. 

Thinking that they’ve killed the ^ 
critter they strap him to the roof 

I rack and take him home. But I 
Bigfoot’s only stunned and doesn’t 1 
I take too kindly to the suggestion 
1 that he’s going to be stuffed (would I 

you?) 

| Bo the Henderson’s find they’ve § 
got an unexpected house-guest * 

and he’s attracting a lot of 

I unwanted attention, including a ■ 
crazy hunter who’s dedicated his — 
life to catching the beast. Then 

when the missing link goes I 

missing in downtown Seattle and 
the locals declare open season on M 
mythical monsters, all hell really m 

does break loose. 

Bigfoot’s a big-hearted film, | 

making a serious comment about 

man’s inhumanity to other animals m 

but it never gets too heavy because’ ■ 
it s also monstrously funny... and 
if you don’t end up loving the M 

Sasquatch, who even watches The m 

Addams Family on TV, you’re a lost 
cause. Hunt it out over Christmas. 





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| JAN '86 Games: Rasputin • 
Commando • Winter Sports • 
Saboteur. Features: Droid Wars — A 
game to type in. Plus Program Power 
— Chopper Mission, Worm, Morse 
Saga. 


2 FEB '86 Games: The Young 
Ones • Bladerunner • Three 
Weeks In Paradise. Features: Maclone 
• Joysticks — The ten best test • 
Matthew Smith interview • Art Studio 
— reviewed! 


3 MARCH '86 Games: V • 

Movie • Zoids. Features: 
Switcha — Multi-tasking on the Speccy 
• SpecDrum — Cheetah's drum kit in a 
box • Wham! Make it big with 
Melbourne House's Music Box. 


4 APRIL '86 Games: Max 

Headroom • Skyfox • Lord Of 
The Rings. Features: the new 128K 
Spectrum reviewed • Dimmer Switch — 
Protection for your telly • Getting the 
most out of Art Studio. 


3 MAY '86 Games: Batman • 
The Planets. Features: Micronet 
— We communicate • Turbo Loader — 
Load in less time • Interview with the 
Elite programmers • Adventurers — 
Mike Gerrard shows you the way. 


4 JUNE '86 Games: 

Ghosts'n'Goblins • Way Of The 
Tiger • 128K games review round-up. 
Features: SuperColour — Multi¬ 
coloured character squares • 

Hardware Bonanza — the latest Speccy 
add-ons. 

7 JULY '86 Games: 

Rock'n'Wrestle • Heavy On The 
Magik. Features: Music hardware — 
Make music on your Speccy • Saga 
2001 keyboard • Interview with Greg 
Follis and Roy Carter from Gargoyle. 

3 AUG '86 Games: Paperboy • 
Pyracurse • The Price Of 
Magic. Features: Hardware Special — 
Get the most for your money • 
Animator 1 — Draw your own 
conclusions. 


9 SEPT '86 Games: Miami Vice 
• Jack The Nipper • HiJack. 
Features: Wild and wacky YS stickers 
— FREE! • It's all in the wrist action — 
T'zers coin-op special • Heavy On 
The Magik — Poster map. 

OCT '86 The Great 

Escaoe f"&Mkjoor. Features: 
Free Trainsp& pdf — All the 

maps, hints, fs jn^p|\QKEs on the 

latest games .The complete 

hacker's guide® D!Y Speccy repair. 


11 MOW '86 Games: Scooby Doo 
# IT Racer ® Qgn Dare. 
Features: Spg£t*!*\]®f-2 exposed • 
3D Game arcade 

dream • Adv^frt^Asi\ The complete 
due list for thek»mplete!y clueless. • 


DEC '86 Games: Dandy • 
Uridium • WAR • Lightforce • 
Trailblazer • Dragon's Lair. Features: 
Music — Hit that perfect beep • 
Reader's Survey — See what everyone 
else thought! 


|3 JAN '87 Games: Space 

Harrier • Gauntlet • Starglider. 
Features: Pull-out map book • Carry 
On Screening — T'zer's magnificent 
movie special • Red Box — The 
revolution's coming! 


|4 FEB '87 Games: Short Circuit 
• Aliens • Fairlight II • Cobra 
• Jailbreak. Features: Gauntlet — 
Complete players' guide • Artist II — 



Pick up some new arty facts • 

No sferatu — Poster map. 

|5 MARCH '87 Games: Auf 

Wiedersehen Monty • The Hive 
• Fist II • Shadow Skimmer. Features: 
Let's Get Physical — Sports sims 
special • Fairlight II — Poster map • 
RamPrint reviewed. 

16 APRI1 '87 Games: Nemesis 
The Warlock • RanaRama • 
Enduro Racer • Saboteur II • Head 
Over Heels • Leader Board. Features: 
Fist II — Poster map • This is The 
Modem World — Get into comms. 

|7 MAY '87 Games: FREE cover 
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Arkanoid • Into The Eagle's Nest • 
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|9 JULY '87 Games: Thing 
Bounces Back • Flunky • 
Stormbinger • The Pawn • 
Compilations round-up. Features: 
Maps — Eight page pull-out • The 
Spectrum +3 reviewed. 


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Of The Gobots • Wizball • 
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Features: Indiana Jones — FREE pull¬ 
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ave you ever had one of 
1 those adventure problems 
H ' H that’s really had you 

stumped? You tear your 
hair out, crawl up the 
wall, and you still can’t 
H find the answer, then 
H H when you ask a friend, 

■ they say ‘But it’s so easy! ’ 
So you try again, 

determined to work it out for yourself, 
finally you give up and ask someone for 
the answer. And it really was easy and so 
obvious you’d kick yourself if you weren’t 
sure that you’d miss. 

Les Mitchell of 
Hull has just had one 
of those problems. “In 
Buckaroo BanzaiYve 
managed to climb into 
the cockpit of the jet 
car, but try as I might 
and I’ve tried every 
night, I can’t get out 
again. How do I escape 
from this cockpit as no 
input seems to work 
for me (or is this a bug 
in the program?)” 

Well, no bug, Les, 
unless it’s in your own 
operating system. The 
input you need? A 
fiendishly complicated: 

GET OUT! 

Daniel Stothard of 
Sheffield thinks his 
friend Michael Brown 
is having him on. After 
Michael told him that 
he was the world’s first 
person to finish 
Dracula, Daniel saw 
his name in these very 
pages asking for help 
on it. Well Daniel, I 
don’t know if Michael 
was the world’s first to 
finish that game, and 
I’m not sure how you 
tell that anyway, but 
don’t forget there’s 
usually a delay of at 
least a month, and 
sometimes two, 
between someone 
writing me their letter 
and you reading the 
magazine at home, 
so don’t believe 
everything you read 
and certainly not in 
my column! 

Wayne Styles runs an adventure 
swops club which I’ve mentioned before, 
and he’s written in to ask me to let people 
know that he’s just moved to 39 Lenham 
Gardens, Sutton Estate, Longlane, 

Bolton, Lancs. Send a sae for details of 
the club. Another change of address to 
note: if you liked the sound of Toot *ri 


Comelnirom Epsilon Software that I 
reviewed in my last round-up, it’s now 
being sold by the quaintly named Bitchin 
Software, 7 Cornwall Rd, Stourbridge, 

W. Midlands DY8 4TE. 

Anyone playing RigeVs Revenge and 
want to swop notes? If so, contact Robin 
Cavill, 9 Woodville Rd, Dewsbury, W. 
Yorks WF12 7BE. Robin offers some 
hints, such as remember goggles at the 
start and watch out for trapped doors. To 
get rid of the man on the porch? THGIL 
TA ELBBUR WORHT. In return he 
needs some help with the following: how 



do you make the stun-gun work? How do 
you get into the bungalow? What do you 
do in the desert besides getting lost and 
eaten? 

What Gary Dobbs has been doing in 
Rigel is inputting the authors’ names. Try 
it and you get comprehensive clues 
depending upon your position, and this 


also works in The Serfs Tale , says Gary 
of Gilfach Goch (and try saying that with 
a mouthful of Vimto). 

My thanks to Lynda X of West 
Lothian, and that’s not ’cos she can’t sign 
her own name, she’s just being friendly. 
Lynda sent me a solution to Shard Of 
Inovar from the Mastertronic Bulldog 
range. You must be a fast worker, Lynda, 
as my review copy only came the 
following day! Some tips for other 
adventurers are to examine the hole but 
beware the hand, EERT OT DRAHS 
EVIG, don’t forget you can blow the 

knife, and swimming 
is just a fish of a 
certain rosy hue. 

And now someone 
whose name I can’t 
read at all, as he put it 
on the bottom of a 
postcard that’s been 
rained on and all the 
ink’s run! He asks 
where the bone is in 
Inspector Flukeit, and 
how to get it. Now 
just ’cos you’ve found a 
dog, it don’t mean 
there’s got to be a 
bone, do it? (Do you 
Mil like my masterful 
Vv j"l command of English 
yhljH grammar?) Try getting 
I if Am I rid of the dog by some 
other nasty means. In 
Dodgy Geezers, how to 
stop the dynamite 
blowing up when 
you’ve recruited 
Cracker? Try to not 
recruit him in the first 
place, as he’s 
obviously not very 
good at the job. And 
how to stop dying in 
the caves in Matt 
Lucas? Try going 
SEENENEESSESEES- 
SW. 

Michael Dooherty 

of Glasgow asks how 
to get past the 
mansion in Zzzz. How 
about examining it and 
climbing up something 
instead? Robert Shaw 
from Rosshire asks 
about Custerd’s Quest. 
Namely how to stop 
being killed when you 
enter the Evil One’s 
room, and what 

to do with the photo of the princess? 

You’ll find a use for the photo once you 
stop being killed, and to do that, try 
BMOB WORHT before you enter. 

Some Spiderman clues from Matthew 
Conway for reader Darren Roy, who 
was recently flummoxed by the game. In 
an attempt to deflummox him, Matthew 


















says that the mirror is fixed, if you can't 
see through the illusion try feeling it, try 
hitting Electro with Doc Oc’s arm and 
don’t go near the egg. Conway the 
Barbarian also complains that Lost Souls 
is fast becoming a Lost Arcade- 
Adventurers column and as an 
adventure-only fan, he is not amused. 
Well, Matthew, I keep trying to tell 
people to attend DrBerkmann’s Clinic, 

Bob Ray of Beds is stuck in part two 
of Arkham Manorbut says he’s 
determined not to ask for help just yet. 
He’ll offer some tips on the first part 
though. To get the cross you’ll have to 
wait ’til the third day when you’ll find 
something of a different shape to give to 
the vicar to allow you to take the cross. 
To enter the crypt, just say ‘crypt’ to the 
vicar, and he also likes words like 
‘sulphur’ and ‘gunpowder’. The teacher is 
good at translation. The colonel’s wife 
might like something you find on day two. 
In part two you’re going to need the 
hammer, needle, key and chalk. And 
finally a warning for when you move 
south through where the barrier was at 
the end of part one, you only get one 
chance to save the game. Have your tape 
recorder set up correctly otherwise you 
start again, or alternatively SAVE just 
before that, in case your final one doesn’t 
work. And finally from me, a ‘Hello’ to 
Arkham (and Redhawk and Kwahl) 
programmer Mike Lewis, who came and 
introduced himself at the PCW Show. 

Nice meeting you, Mike. And when can 
we all rush out and buy the next brilliant 
game? 

On the subject of buying games, G S 
Raybould of Surbiton asks where other 
readers buy their adventures from, as 
they’re often hard to find in the shops. 
This is something that could prove very 
useful to lots of people, so let me hear 
where your favourite supplier is. 

There’s printer trouble up in Preston, 
for Chris Gomall with his copy of Vera 
Cruz. Chris says his copy has a 
malfunctioning printer option and he 
fixed it by delving into the program. You 
should enter the following before the last 
GOSUB in line 900: IF I = 1 THEN 
LPRINT S$. You then delete line 940, et 
voila, mes petits choux. 

The last word this month goes to 
Graham Collier of the aptly named Odd 
Down in Avon. Graham says ‘‘Just lately 
I’ve been having lots of laughs from my 
adventuring, but none have tickled me 
more than John Wilson’s Lizard-King. 
Quite often I think about it, and always 
end up chuckling to myself.” So do I, 
Graham, but let’s get back to adventures. 
“I really think you ought to give this, and 
his other games another good plugging 
because not only are they amusing, but 
they offer a very worthy challenge to any 
player.” 

No sooner said than done. End of 
plug. 



Venture forth with Mike Gerrard 


^ Here’s some good news. I 
W receive lots of adventures 
every month, and apart from 
the ones that are worth 
reviewing, I don’t really have 
time to go into too much 
detail about what I think might 
be wrong with the adventures 
I have to return. 

Evaluation Attic, however, is 
a company which gives 
analyses of games submitted 
to them. Set up by adventure 
writer, Richard Robinson, who 
has published adventures on 
his own Plasma Touch label as 
well as with other companies, 
it offers his services to 
individuals. 

So that instead of my two- 
sentence reply you can submit 
your game for a full analysis, 
and if the game stinks, then at 
least you’ll have had a 
professional opinion, and if 
Richard thinks it worth 
publishing, then he’ll suggest 
who to send it to and you can 
quote his comments when 
submitting the game. The 
service covers adventures and 
arcade-style games as well. 
Naturally it isn’t free, but to 
find out what it will cost, 
contact Evaluation Attic, The 
Attic, 143 Oakfield Road, 
Whickham, Newcastle upon 
Tyne NEI6 5RZ. 

**** 

£ Hands up all those who liked 

The Pawn? I know there are 
lots of you ’cos Magnetic 
Scrollsperson Anita Sinclair told 
me so. w l was really pleased at 
how well The Pawn did on the 
I28K Spectrum. We didn’t expect 
it to do so well, but we put it out 
because we want to support the 
Spectrum and get our name 
known to Spectrum owners. Even 
if The Pawn hadn’t sold as well as it 
did, we would still be converting 
The Guild Of Thieves for it, and that 
should be ready by about 
December, though it’s always hard 
to put an exact date on things. 

And we’ll also be supporting the 
Plus 3 with our new gam ejinxter. 
That’s got about I40K of code in 
it, which means it’s a bit tricky to 
get it into the I28K machine so 
we’ll be doing a disk version and 
that should be ready sometime in 
the New Year. 

This is our first game not set in 


Kerovnia, it’s set in a modern-day 
land called Aquitainia, but 
although it’s modern-day, there’s 
still a lot of magic about. It’s been 
protected for a long time by a 
magical charm bracelet, but now 
the Green Witches are gaining 
power and the player has to 
defeat them. It’s good, you wait 
and see!” 

I believe you, I believe you! 
Jinxter and The Guild Of Thieves will 
be published by Rainbird. 

**** 

£ Bubble Bus Software isn’t 

exactly known for its 
adventures. Spectrum or 
otherwise, but watch out for 
Curse Of The Crown which is 
due out by Christmas from a 
new writer, Thomas Prosser. I 
had a private preview of the 
game at the PCW Show and 
was very impressed. The 
adventure system was so good 
I could hardly believe it was 
Thomas’s first effort! Lots of 
nifty little features like three 
choices of text size so you can 
choose what suits your eyes 
and your monitor or TV. 

The parser was up there 
with the best of them, allowing 
multiple and complex inputs, 
speech to characters, ALL 
commands and so on. I’m 
waiting for a lengthier look to 
judge the quality of the story, 
but do watch out for it. 

**** 


£ This is an official warning: be 
prepared for lots of gnome 
jokes. Level 9’s new game is 
Gnome Ranger, a three-part 
adventure which uses the very 
sophisticated Knight Ore system 
and looks pretty good. It tells the 
story of Ingrid Bottomlow, a 
thick-skinned gnome who seems 



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The 48K Spectrum version 
won’t have some of the features of 
other versions, like the graphics 
and the RAMSAVE and UNDO 
commands, but will have the high- 
level commands that Level 9 has 
recently introduced into its 
parser: GO TO (location), RUN 
TO (location), FOLLOW 
(character), FIND (character/ 
object) and WAIT FOR 
(character). The 128K version, 
which comes on the same tape, 
will also lack graphics but will have 
the full range of parser 
commands. The game will cost a 
very reasonable £9.95, and include 
a 48-page gnome diary. 

When is a magazine not a 

magazine? When it’s ' 
Soothsayer. This is the latest 
publication from Adventure 
Probe. So if it’s not a magazine, 
what is it? “It’s more of a 
reference for adventurers,” 
editor Sandra Sharkey told 
me, “and it will concentrate on 
maps and solution. Although I 
don’t particularly like 
publishing too many of those 
myself, lots of people do like 
them so I hope that for them 
this new magazine will help fill 
the void left by Insight.” 

The cost of each issue will 
be £1 from 78 Merton Road, 
Wigan WN3 6AT. My verdict? 
I’ve already bunged off my 
twelve quid for the first year’s 
issues. 

**** 

£ News of the first releases on 

the Automata label that’s been 
given the kiss of life by 
Interceptor. Two Speccy 
adventurers included, and they are 
Asiento and Sword Of Kings, both at 
£3.99. The first is a modern-day 
QuilFd tale in which budding 
author Jack Johnson travels to the 
island of Antila to observe a Black 
Magic ritual for a book he’s 
writing. 

Sword Of Kings is GAC d and 
involves a balding king. Why is he 
balding? ’Cos he’s got no heirs. I’ll 
give them both a good going-over 
as soon as finished copies are 
plonked on my desk. 


JEKYLL 

ANDHYDE 

No hiding from Dr Jekyll in this exclusive preview of a brand 
new adventure from The Essential Myth — Jekyll And Hyde. In 
the immortal words of Phil South, “Eek!” 


J ust when you think there can’t 

possibly be a book in the world that 
hasn’t been turned into an 
adventure game, apart from maybe 
Lady Chatterley’s Lover and The 
Highway Code, along comes The Essential 
> Myth with its Jekyll And Hyde: A Gothic 
Nightmare, based on the book of almost the 
same name by Robert Louis Stevenson. The 
game is the first graphics one I’ve seen that’s 
written using PAW. My sneak preview is of the 
first part only, as that’s all that’s available at 
the moment, though it’s hoped the full version 
will be unleashed on an unsuspecting public by 
Christmas. 

Most people will know the story, of the 
tormented man who is the rather ordinary Dr 
Jekyll by day but turns into the monstrous Mr 
Hyde at night, though I suspect it’s one of 
those tales that people are familar with but 
without ever having read the book. If you 
haven’t, then read it at once! It’s a great tale, 
and may well help you just a little with the 
adventure. And that’s going to be excellent, if 
this first part, “Dichotomies”, is anything to 
go by. 

The programmers have made extensive 
use of the original text, in Dracula fashion, and 
how about this for the opening location: “I am 
in the room known indifferently as the 
parlour or drawing room. It is a peaceful 
place, furnished simply but (if I may say so) 
elegantly, with soft leather armchairs and a 
sofa, and carpets of many piles and agreeable 
in colour. A glowing hearth keeps the night at 
bay, and lights also the countenance of my 
father, whose portrait hangs above the 
mantel. The air of the room is however 
tangibly close, and almost muggy; I fear it 
threatens thunder.” 

Soon you fall asleep and find yourself 
walking through a field in summertime, your 
childhood innocence recaptured. But not for 
long as you sink into a mire. The dream 
becomes a nightmare, then the nightmare 
fades, you awake, it’s the morning and the 
storm is still threatening. 

Where Jekyll is superior to Dracula, is that 
it isn’t just a rehash of the book with a few 
problems thrown in for good measure, it has 
successfully turned the novel into a proper 
adventure. Before falling asleep on that first 
night, you just have time to explore a few 
locations and find a means of delaying sleep 
just a little longer, giving you a bit more time 
to explore. 

The next day your explorations are 
interrupted by the arrival of dinner guests, 
among them your friend Utterson, the 
Reverend Walpole and Dr Lanyon, who 
partakes a little too enthusiastically of the vin 
rouge. He brings an end to the adventure, and 


the first mystery is what he does and why it 
should end the game. As you investigate all 
the rooms in the house, you should be able to 
read something that may enlighten you a little 
— then you have to figure out how to get 
round the problem. 

The presentation of the game is stylish, 
with good use made of the various fonts 
available in PAW, such as the freehand script 
used when diary entries are printed on 
screen. It confirms what I said when I first 
looked at PAW, that we’re going to be seeing 
some first-rate adventures written on it. Here 
the game is peopled with your servants who 
wander round, and you can talk to them to 
try to extract a bit of information. You can 
also only get into some of the servants’ 
rooms when the people are actually there. 

The adventure opens up a little on the 
second day when you can go outside and into 
your laboratory. Here you find more 
interesting objects: a glass vessel containing 
lumps of phosphorus in oil, a conical flask, a 
desiccating jar, a pair of tongs, a notebook. 
There’s also a bottle of alcohol — and how 
does this relate to the entry you read in the 
maid’s diary, that was hidden under her 
mattress? 

The graphics are used sparingly but well, 
though I’ve yet to see the transformation 
sequence from Jekyll into Hyde that is still 
being programmed. In addition to the 
extensive PAW commands and parser, The 
Essential Myth has added a few extra touches, 
such as an OOPS command to take back your 
last move, AGAIN to repeat your last input, 
and LAST to return you to the last location 
visited. At least I think those are extras, but 
no doubt some Trainspotter will tell me if 
they aren’t. 

Although I’ve only yet seen the first part of 
this, I’ve seen enough to rave about and to tell 
the programmers to get a move on and finish 
it! No marks awarded on a preview of only 
part of the game, but all the signs are there 
that this is definitely going to be a mega¬ 
adventure. 




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KINDSOULS 

D own to Bmmland for the first two letters. 
Brum-Brum. Steven Conibear, 147 
Gracemere Crescent, Hall Green, 
Birmingham can help on Hobbit, Urban 
Upstart, Lord Of The Rings, Kayleth, Erik 
The Viking, Golden Baton, Gremlins, Murder Off Miami 
(parts 1 and 2), Spiderman, Terrormolinos, The 
NeverEnding Story and the first part of SinbadAnd The 
Golden Ship. 

Chun How Tang lives at 10 Shannon Road, King’s 
Norton, Birmingham B38 9BZ and can come to your 
assistance on Spiderman, Invincible Island and most of 
Journey To The Centre Of Eddie Smith’s Head 

I’m not sure what’s at the centre of Jason Kennedy’s 
head, but his list of konquests includes Kolossal Kave, 
Return To Eden, Price OfMagik, Time Quest, Hampstead, 
NeverEnding Story, Manor Of Doom, Mafia Contract II, 
Hobbit, Espionage Island and Planet Of Death, and limited 
help on Lords Of Time, Emerald Isle, Moron and Temple Of 
Terror. For help write to him at 15 Sharpe Street, 

Amington, Staffs. 

Stuck in any of the following? Marie Celeste, El Dorado, 
Snowball, NeverEnding Story, Adventureland, Classic 
Adventure, Twin Kingdom Valley, Serpent From Hell? Maybe 
you should write to Robert Thomson, Willerby Via, 80 
West Road, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 4EV. 

Stuart Ferguson lives at 40 Meadow Way, Cassington 
Park, Yarnton, Oxon 0X51TA and can help anyone out on 
Terrors OfTrantoss, Doomdark’s Revenge, Lords Of 
Midnight, NeverEnding Story, Hulk, Seabase Delta, 
Espionage Island, Kentilla and five of the seven main tasks 
plus task eight in Sorderon’s Shadow which he’ll swop notes 
on at the drop of a hat, or even a sae. 

The sae obviously applies when writing to any Kind 
Souls and I know I keep repeating it but people keep 
forgetting it, which is definitely bad form, chaps and 
chappesses. 

Ian Sealy was about to appear in a previous issue 
when the merciless Ed snipped him out because the 
column was too long. But the wait has meant that Ian’s 
now got a more respectable list of adventure successes to 
his name: Hobbit, Lord Of The Rings, Hulk, Spiderman, 
Jewels OfDarness, Silicon Dreams, Colour Of Magic, Sinbad, 
The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole and the first part of The 
Fourth Protocol Ian’s abode is 37 Fawsley Leys, Hillside, 
Rugby, Warwickshire CV22 5QZ. Ian also adds: “Thanks 
very much for advising me to join The Adventurers Club Ltd 
It’s brilliant.” Another satisfied customer. 


Jackie Holt has certainly been kind to me lately, 
sending in tons of solutions to fill gaps in my files, though 
she says it’s only because she’s got stuck in lots of 
adventures and can’t get any further in any of them. She 
claims she’s no good at them, then goes on to give me a 
list a mile long of games she can help on: The Boggit, 

Castle Adventure, The Cup, Custerd’s Quest, Desert Island, 
Dragon OfNotacare, El Dorado, Galaxias, Gremlins, 
Hammer Of Grimmold, The Helm, Heroes Of Kam, Hobbit, 
Hulk, Eddie Smith’s Head, Knight’s Quest, Lifeboat, Ludoids, 
Magic Mountain, Mansion Quest, Marie Celeste, Mafia 
Contract HII, Matt Lucas, Message From Andromeda, 
Mission X, The Mural, NecrisDome, NeverEnding Story, 
Noah, Pirate’s Gold, Planet Of Death, Project X/The Micro 
Man, Holy Grail, Randy Warner And The Aztec Idol, Rescue 
From Doom, Return To Ithaca, Robin Of Sherwood, Salvage, 
Seabase Delta, Shrewsbury Key, Sinbad, Snow Queen, 
Sorceror OfClaymorgue Castle, Souls Of Darken, 

Spukrman, Ten Little Indians, Theatre Of Death, Thompson 
Twins Adventure, Valkyrie 17, Waxworks, Wizard’s Orb and 
Zacaron Mystery 

Jackie’s address is 36 Eland Street, New Basford, 
Nottingham NG7 7DT, and she adds: “I can’t provide full 
solutions, as I’ll just have to write back to people and ask 
them to tell me where they’re stuck. One cheeky devil 
asked for three solutions! They can’t be very keen 
adventurers if they won’t even try. I’m only too pleased to 
help anyone out, but not to tell them the lot. Half the fun’s 
getting killed a dozen times before you realise why!” Hear, 
hear. 

And here is Shane Wood, 20 Dale View, High 
Etherley, Bishop Auckland, Co Durham DL14 0JH. Shane 
can help on Erik The Viking, Bugsy, Sherlock and the first 
part of Sinbad He’d also like to swop Sherlock, Valhalla, 
Kobyashi Naru and Seas Of Blood for Worm In Paradise or 
other adventures. 

Last Kind Soul, Steven Roden, claims to be quite 
mad, but not so mad that he hasn’t solved The Hobbit, 
Bored Of The Rings, Lords Of Midnight, Subsunk and 
Invincible Island The asylum’s address is 14 Manston 
Drive, Perton, South Staffs WV6 7LD. 

LOST SOULS 

ore arcade-adventures to begin with, as I 
know lots of regular adventure readers 
have solved quite a few of these and are 
always prepared to come to the rescue. So 
who can rescue Daniel Holmeds, 91 


Mountain Crescent, Thornhill, Dewsbury WF12 0BY? 
Daniel’s being given the run-around by Knight Tyme and 
wants to know how to get a photo for the blank ID card 
and wonders why he gets blown to smithereens (a lovely 
place) when he tries to teleport. And in FanlightII, how to 
beat the monk in the room under the battlements: J. 
Grundy, 3 Banks Garth, Knottingley, West Yorks WF11 
8 AN. 

Back to real adventures, and real adventurers 
Deborah and Trevor Whitsey of 1 Furber Court, The 
Arbours, Northampton NN3 3RW need someone to come 
to their assistance on He-Man and tell them how to escape 
Two-Bad, defeat Beastman, kill the Wyverns, get the 
cuboid and paper, and go through the crack. 

Darren Sellwood lives in Blackpool but is trying to 
Return To Ithaca, being unable to get through the maze on 
the second island. Can anyone amaze him by demazing 
him at 10 Kingston Avenue, Blackpool, Lancs FY4 2QA? 

Paul Hughes addressed his letter requesting 
adventure help to T’zer, so there’s someone who must be 
really lost, if not desperate. I’ve sorted out most of his 
problems but am unable to help on Curse Of Sherwood 
where Paul wants to know how to get past the swamp 
without sinking and being killed. All you swamp experts 
out there should rally round and throw a rope to 10 Ruth 
Evans Court, Rainhill, Prescot, Merseyside L35 8LB. 

Anyone been Into the Eagle’s Nest lately, and lived to tell 
the tale? If so, tell it to David Jenkins, 41 Brookside, St 
Dials, Cwmbran, Gwent NP44 4NB. It’ll definitely be a 
feather in your cap. David wants to know where and how he 
escapes after detonating the explosives on all eight floors. 

Has no-one solved Serfs TaleyeO Anne Turnbull 
would like to hear from anyone who has, as she’s got 13 of 
the 16 treasures, found her way through the maze to refill 
her lamp, but now can’t get out again. She stumbled across 
the pirate’s chest once but can’t find it again, can’t get the 
door open at the end of the ledge by the volcano because 
the handle is too hot, and can’t get the dragon scale that’s 
embedded in the mud on the reservoir floor. Anne wrote to 
me in a Paddington Bear envelope and said “Please excuse 
the writing paper but my son has pinched all mine to write 
to his girlfriends. It wouldn’t be so bad but he’s only five 
years old!” So write back to Romeo’s mum if you can help 
her at 105 Thornton Close, Pelton, Chester-le-Street, Co 
Durham DH21QL. 

David Williams is stuck in several adventures that I 
can’t help him on and is looking for any help at all with: 
Temple Terror, Serpent From Hell, El Dorado, Moron and 
Runestone. The address is 58 Neath Road, Briton Ferry, 
West Glamorgan SA112YR. 



MIKE'S CHRISTMAS CRACKERS 


T is the season to be jolly, fa-la-la. 

Here I am taking a look back and 
a look forward at one and the same 
time and without the aid of a 
safety net. 

Of 1987’s releases, which impressed me 
most, what would I like to find in my 
Christmas stocking, apart from Selina Scott’s 
legs? Well no self-respecting adventurer’s 
collection would be complete without the two 
Level 9 trilogies that Rainbird published early 
last year: Jewels Of Darkness and Silicon 
Dreams . Enough problems in those two to 
keep you adventuring ’til the next century. 

Rainbird’s games are so well packaged that 
they make good Christmas presents, and for 
those of you with a 128K machine, or shortly 
hoping to have one, you should make sure the 
deal also includes a copy of The Pawn, again 
published by Rainbird but this time written by 
Magnetic Scrolls — and three cheers to them 
for being one of the very few adventure houses 
to produce something just for the bigger 
machine, and not in a 128K version that’s just 
the 48K version with more words. 

Of the new names on the adventuring 


scene, two in particular impressed me. One is 
Smart Egg Software, and if you’ve got £1.99 
left after you’ve bought the loofah for Auntie 
Ethel and the bottle of gin for the vicar, you 
should treat yourself to The Serfs Tale, 
published on the Players label. It’s yet another 
version of the original Colossal Cave Adventure, 
but programmed with great style and my 
budget release of the year. Smart Egg went on 
to do Rigel’s Revenge for Bulldog/Mastertronic, 
which shows that they’re definitely no one-hit 
wonders. 

The other newcomers who I’m sure will be 
around for some time are The Essential Myth. 
Book Of The Dead marked their breakthrough, 
being taken up by CRL after the lads had taken 
the plunge and published it themselves. 
They’ve another game for CRL due out any 
time now, and I predict great things in store for 
them. 

The release of the year though, isn’t an 
adventure at all. It’s Gilsoft’s utility, 

Professional Adventure Writer, or pause for 
thought. I mean PAW lor short. I hereby award 
this my coveted Golden Grue Award, which I’ll 
be sending to Gilsoft just as soon as I get it 


back from the pawnbroker. My review of PAW 
tended to concentrate on its features, 
cramming in as much info as possible, but it 
didn’t really say how excellent I thought it was. 
Ten out of ten, without a doubt, and the best 
release of 1987. 

And now excuse me while I get my crystal 
ball out and tell you what to place your orders 
for in 1988. Firstly the new game from The 
Essential Myth for CRL, written on PAW, 
Jekyll And Hyde. Read the book by R L 
Stevenson while you’re waiting for the game, 
as this adventure’s going to knock your Xmas 
socks off. 

An oldie for the New Year, but which is 
sure to be value-for-money and worth another 
look will be the Rainbird/Level 9 Time And 
Magic trilogy — anyone who hasn’t got Lords 
Of Time, Red Moon or The Price OfMagik— 
now’s your chance. 

Finally for everyone whose stocking 
contained a Plus 3, or even a Plus 2, make 
maximum use of your memory by playing 
Guild Of Thieves from Rainbird/Magnetic 
Scrolls. I gave its previous game 9/10, and I 
reckon this second one’s even better. 


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RIGEL'S REVENGE 


A few months ago I raved 
over The Serfs Tale from 
Smart Egg Software, 
published by Players, and I 
know from the helpline 
letters that lots of you have bought and 
enjoyed it... if tearing your hair out is 
a sign of enjoyment. Now the Smart 
Eggs have hatched another game, 
courtesy of Mastertronic, so this one is 
likely to be even more widely available. 
It’s not quite up to Serfs Tale's 
megagame standard, but there’s only a 
whisker in it, it’s still an ace 
adventure. 

It tells the story of Harper and 
Elliot, one of the great newsgathering 
teams of the 22nd century. They’re 
covering the Re-Unification War and 
are sent to Rigel V, which is still 
holding out against the Federation 
troops. Sounds almost as dangerous as 
being at YS when the sandwich man 
arrives. It seems there’s a bomb on 
Rigel V, Elliot’s been smuggled in to 
find it and you play Harper, joining 
him soon after. 

Not soon enough though, because 
when you find him he’s on the verge of 
snuffing it. But before he does, he 
manages to croak: “Go east across 
town. Cross no-man’s land. Find 
device, disarm it... but beware 
android guard... Find my light-guide 


— buried in copse — use it to... ” 

Well, you’ll have to figure out how to 
use it for yourself, because Elliot, at 
this point, pops his clogs. 

Pausing only to give him a decent 
burial, off you go to check out the 
hostile town around you. A piece of 
advice — read the loading screen 
carefully otherwise you’ll never even 
get the game started. The first 
problem’s a bit too sneaky for my 
taste. I like my clues to be in the game 
itself, not printed on the screen when 
I’m elsewhere making a cup of coffee! 
There seemed to be sudden deaths all 
round too, and I thought I was going 
to hate the game. But then I realised 
the deaths had all been signposted if 
only I’d been careful, and this set me 
1 on my toes for later signs of danger. 

There aren’t too many graphics in 
the game, but they are very well done. 
Mostly they come up when you 
examine things, like a door and a gun 
early on, and as well as being detailed 
they also often contain a clue as well, 
so keep your eyes peeled. The 
problems are tricky, and might prove 
too tricky for some as they do require 
a bit of inspired guesswork. In one 
place PULL BAR helps a little, but 
PULL BAR HARD helps a lot. Some of 
the problems also involve coming up 
with a sequence of commands. 


It’s a game worth buying, with 
many of the routines being very 
convincing - bullets rain as you walk 
the streets, and you have to dive down 
into a basement out of the way, or a 
pack of dogs sets about chasing you. 
Breathlessly you try to outrun them. A 
touch of thriller-writing about the text, 
and this two-part tale is probably 
Mastertronic’s best Speccy adventure 
yet. 



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FAX BOX 

Title. Rigel’s Revenge 

Publisher. Matertronic/Bulldog 

Price.£ 2.99 


WAGE ISLAND 1/11 


I t feels like stepping back into a 
time-warp to be reviewing these 
two elderly Scott Adams titles, 
though I believe this is the first 
time the graphic versions have 
been released for the Spectrum. 

You’re not told much about the 
story behind part one, except to 
survive on the island. Can you outlive 
the awesome power of Hurricane 
Alexis and solve the problems of the 
volcano, the bear in the cave and the 
underground caverns? Well maybe you 
can if you’re persistent and don’t 
always believe what you read. Don’t 
leave the first location until you’ve 
unearthed an object, and when in the 
lake you can also swim in the one 
direction you’re not given as a possible 
exit. You can jump down a cliff and 
survive too! Devious, sometimes in the 
wrong way, but complex and quite 
lengthy as well. 

It seems a bad marketing move 
from either Scott Adams or Tynesoft to 
make sure you can’t start Savage Island 
II ’til you’ve finished part one and got 
the password. Those who can’t solve 
the first part aren’t likely to buy a 


second part they can’t start, are they? 
But if you enjoy what you’ve done in 
part one you might like to get yourself 
stuck in part two as well. The 
password’s as easy as 1-2-3. 

Part two is far removed from any 
island, savage or otherwise, because 
now you’re in space and again the aim 
of the game isn’t clear, apart from 
progress and survival. It’s a game of 
force fields, console panels and 
captain’s logs. The answer to the first 
problem of how to get through a 
vacuum, deserves an entry in the 
obscure inputs hall of fame. I had to 
get help on this one myself, and I 
make no apologies for passing it on, 
though I will print it backwards for the 
benefit of those stubborn nuts who’ll 
still want to try for themselves: 
ETALITNEVREPYH. The input when 
you’re through the vacuum is 
BREATHE OUT. 

The graphics are variable, some 
good and some pretty dire, but again it 
should keep you playing for quite a 
while and in that sense, it offers you 
value for money. This pair of 
adventures hasn’t converted me to 


being a Scott Adams fan, but those 
who already are fans won’t care about 
that and will just be keen to get their 
hands on them. 



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A ndy Lowe and Dave Dutton 
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winner with A Fistful of Blood 
Capsules , a parody western 
that they describe as being 
“In glorious ANACHRONISM- 
OVISION!!!” That’s because it contains 
such typical wild west items as drink 
dispensers and cashpoints outside the 
bank. It also features the Sheriff of 
Bodge City, Quiet Slurp, and his 
deputy, Marcus Bonehead, who 
couldn’t possibly have been inspired by 
our own Dr Berkmann could he? The 
jokey names may be bad, but the 
humour’s better in the adventure itself, 
believe me. 

First comes The Storyboard, an 
optional introductory program to set 
the scene for the game itself. All this 
requires you to do is press a key and 
laugh at the jokes, though this too, is 
optional! 

In the game your task is to arrest or 
otherwise dispose of (no questions 
asked) a gang of five murderous 
scumbags who have been terrorising 
the neighbourhood. When the game 


begins you’ve got one of them in the 
jail, but it’s not long before his pals 
descend and bump off old Bonehead. If 
you rush out after them, you’re just in 
time to discover they’ve formed a 
reggae band, singing “I shot the 
deputy, But I did not shoot the 
sheriff... oh no!” 

In your in-tray there’s a suggestion 
that you convert the town boundaries 
from concrete walls to elastic bands, 
producing a town of flexible size! 
Bonehead was reading The Daily 
Stubble , and I’d advise you to do the 
same. If you examine everything you 
might just about be able to save 
Bonehead’s life — but you won’t be 
able to stop Gringo Scumbagski from 
being rescued, so you still have to get 
out there and round ’em up. 

Not one for those who like their 
games to be of Colossal dimensions and 
guaranteed to contain one troll and an 
old brass lantern (though there is a 
talking ring!), but for fans of Delta 4 
and St Brides , Zodiac Software is 
definitely a name to add to the list. 
Worth a fistful of anybody’s money. 



FAX BOX 

Title. A Fistful of Blood Capsules 

Publisher .Zodiac Software, 22 Peakdale Ave, 

.Goldenhill, Stoke-on-Trent, 

...Staffs ST6 5QP 

.(Cheques/PO’s payable to A. Lowe) 

Price.£4.00 


KARYSSAQUEEN OF DIAMONDS 


A nother Gold Medallion 

release from Incentive, and 
better value-for-money than 
the earlier Winter 
Wonderland and Apache 
Gold, which were decent-enough 
adventures but pricey at £7.95. 
Karyssia costs the same but this time 
it’s a three-part GAC adventure in 
Swords And Sorcery vein, involving 
money, weapons, spells and speech. 
Dark deeds are afoot, or possibly 
twelve inches. 

Before you can get going, there are 
no less than six pages of cassette inlay 
to read, giving you the storyline and 
lists of weapons and the spells 
available in the three levels of magic: 
the lower plane, higher plane and 
exclusive plane. There’s a lot going on 
in this game! GAC? I never knew there 
was so much in it. 

But who is this Karyssia anyway? 
Daughter of King Merenon I of the Isle 
of Senduarin. Her ascent to the throne 
coincides with the expiry of the 
diamond mines on which Senduarin’s 
wealth is based, and her attempts to 
save the economy make her a popular 
figure. Little do her adoring public 
know, but... Oh you don’t want to 
know all this, do you? 

The aim is to kill Karyssia, which 
means finding the Royal Castle from 
your starting point, “The Sword and 
Buckler”. This first location shows the 
style of graphics that’s been adopted, 
and very stylish it is too. A 3-D 


Batman/Sweevo type of perspective has 
been chosen for indoor scenes, and it’s 
so effective you wonder why no-one 
thought of it before for an adventure 
game. Watch the doors in the graphics 
too, as not all exits are given in the 
text and it’s up to you to find them. 

I like the style of the first real 
problem you have. Up a tree you find 
an acorn. At the top of a cliff is some 
soft earth, just ripe for acorn planting. 
Half-way down the cliff is a nest. 
Elsewhere is a rope, and then lo and 
behold you find a GROWTH spell. 

What could be simpler? Plant the 
acorn, cast GROWTH at it, tie the 
rope to the tree and get to the nest. 
Wrong! As you hurriedly make your 
way back to the cliff top via the only 
route, your spell is confiscated and you 
can’t get past. Or can you? I won’t say 
any more but it’s a bit of neat double 
bluffery from the programmers, D & R 
Shacklady. Or is it triple-bluffery... 
hmmm, I’ve only just considered that. 

At first I thought I was going to 
hate this game, as my wanderings took 
me to one of my pet hates: sudden 
death routines. Standing on a main 
road you’re told: “To the west you can 
see Westmarket Street.” Tum-ti-tum- 
ti-tum, let’s go west. Oh dear, we 
seem to have been attacked by a 15 
foot ogre who just happens to be 
hanging round Westmarket Street. 
Press a key for another game. Then 
elsewhere something shines in the 
water of a lake. EXAMINE WATER. 


Oh dear, you are bitten by a deadly 
poisonous glistening crab. How silly of 
me, I should have known. Press a key 
for another game. I very nearly didn’t! 

I’m glad I persevered though, as 
apart from a* few careless screen 
layouts this is one of the best GAC 
games I’ve yet seen. The speech 
function is often limited to saying 
‘Hello’ just to get a response from the 
characters, but I liked the way the 
authors seem to have successfully 
packed lots of features into the 
program. Highly recommended. 



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Publisher .Incentive, 2 Minerva House, 

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ie first level, our hero enters the caves of th< 
ny black thing to the left is a giant bat — knot 
you can. The short chap to the right needs a 

d by pillars or it’s an early bath night for Lion 


The central character of Lion- 
0 looks like something out of 
Dun Darach, which is no 
surprise considering who did the 
coding. He’s animated with a fair 
bit of style, as are the other 
assorted, weird and wonderful 
(well, pretty dangerous actually) 
inhabitants of the Thundercat 
world. There are some bizarre 
characters to be found in the 
game’s 14 levels, but I’ll leave 
you to find them! 

I was much reminded of Kung 
Fu Master while battling through 
Thundercats. The action is 
similar (the large and small 
creatures, for instance), but 
while the older game fell down 
because of sloppy graphics and 
play, Elite’s effort climbs high in 
the addictivity stakes with its 


excellent design and brilliant 
joystick-destroying gameplay. 
The 128 version with nifty sound 
FX is utterly the cat’s whiskers. 
So my advice is to get your paws 
on a copy as soon as possible. 
It’s the top cat as far as I’m 
concerned. 


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Tastier than a can of Kitty-Kat 
more playful than a kitten, it’s 
an unashamed sweat-inducing 
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Elite/£7.95 

Tony Worrall Purrfect! That’s 
my opinion, chums. So excuse 
me while I do my reviewer’s duty 
and foam at the mouth and rave 
with excitement. For an absolute 
rave is what this spanking game 
deserves. Right, let’s wipe away 
the drool and get on. 

Well, we’ve had just about 
every other range of ‘action’ toy 
converted into playable 
software, and now comes the 
turn of those furry feline fighters 
for freedom, the Thundercats. If 
you didn’t know already, the Cats 
appear in a TV cartoon series, 
which is itself based on a toy 
range (as these things are). How 
can this latest addition to the 
swelling ranks of toy spin-offs be 
different to the rest? Just take a 
look at the programming team — 
none other than the chaps from 
Gargoyle Games. Their deft 
touch with game software is 
noticeable all the way through 
this classy epic. It’s a quite 
faultless piece of programming, 
with many cracking detailed 
digitised piccies and (on the 128) 
a very satisfying soundtrack 
from that Commodore music 
maestro Rob Hubbard. 

For those of you who need a 
dose of story background before 
embarking on the game itself, 
here’s the plot. Thundercat arch¬ 
enemy, the nasty Mumm-Ra, 
has nicked the all-powerful eye 
of the Tundera — the power 
behind the awesome Sword of 
Omens. Unless Lion-0 can 
retrieve the eye, Mumm-Ra will 
inflict her evil vengeance 
throughout the land, and destroy 
the last of the Thundercats. 

Along the way, Lion-0 has to 
rescue his fellow Cats if he’s to 
succeed. 

Thundercats is a well wicked 
left-to-right scrolling bash ’em up 
in the tradition of Cobra and 
Hysteria. The trick is to get to the 
far end of the level as fast as 
your padded paws will take you. 
Avoid or bop off the enemy along 
the way. At the end of each level 
is a bonus screen that converts 
spare time and kills into valuable 
points. It’s no picnic though, 
each level is more of a pig to 
beat than the last. 

The top of the games screen 
contains the digitised pics, and 
as you can see, they’re pretty 
neat. They were all sourced from 
the 128K Speccy using a Sunset 
Digitiser and a Hitachi video 
camera, and with the 
programmers having enhanced 
the images further, the final 
effect is stunning. They may be 
borders, but these pics add real 
class to the game. 


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Piranha/£9.95 

Richard This is a real oddity of 
a game. It’s based on the 
adventures of a strange little trio 
of monsters featured on a 
popular kids’ TV series — but as I 
am unfortunately forced to work 
during the day (boo hiss), I 
haven’t caught the programme. 
There was a video floating 
around the VS offices, but the 
queue to see it stretched along 
Oxford Street. Children’s TV and 
cute toys seem to fascinate the 
magazine’s editorial staff, so I 
gave up waiting and just slapped 
the game in the jolly old 
Spectrum. 

Boni the skull has been 
kidnapped by a nasty iiving down 
in the catacombs — cue for an 
animated version of said 
dastardly deed at the beginning 
of the game. You play his friends 
Berk and Drutt. You actually 
control one of them at a time, 
flipping from one to the other as 
circumstances demand. Each 
has its own particular abilities. 

Drutt is basically a frog, or 
oossibly a toad. He can jump 
very high. This is useful to 
dislodge keys that you will need to 


let you through the doors into the 
next section of the underground 
labyrinth. 

He can be unreliable though, 
every so often.a worm pokes its 
head up out of the ground and 
starts inching its way around. 
Drutt will immediately break off 
his current activity, bounce after 
it and devour it with relish (and 
mustard and pickle as well). 

Berk, a large yeti-like creature 
with rather manic bug-eyes, 
lollups around the screen with a 
crazed but amiable look on his 
face, pickingThings up. He can 
even pick up Drutt. Also keys, 
sweets, sausages, eyes and 
other strangenesses, which can 
endow our blue friend with 
magical powers like flying. 

I had a bit of trouble with Berk. 
To pick something up he has to 
walk up behind it and march 
straight at you, whereupon he 
makes an ungainly lunge and 
grabs whatever it is he’s 
supposed to grab. If you’re lucky, 
that is. 

When I say Berk is large, I 
mean he’s a very big sprite, as 
with Popeye and other games 
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programmer, Don Priestly. In 
fact, Berk must be a quarter to a 
third of the screen high, and 
other creatures are 
correspondingly large. As a 
result, bats and other beasties 
aren’t just amorphous blobs 
which you recognise more by 
their colour than by any physical 
resemblence to what they are 
supposed to be. No. with Mr 
Priestly, you can see their wicked 
little eyes rolling, and even their 
fangs glinting . . . 

I’m not entirely certain though, 
what age range the game’s 
aimed at. It has to be for the 
younger games player, who will 
be familiar with the TV series 
and certainly the enormous 
chunky graphics would seem to 
suit that market. But to be 
honest I found the problems you 
have to cope with very difficult 
(Arid you’re billions of years 
old! Ed). Often you have to be in 
exactly the right position at the 
right time, and you must 
anticipate with absolute 
accuracy just when something’s 


going to drop down and clobber 
you. And. cheating as I did by 
looking at the solution, I was 
amazed by its complexity. In 
many ways this is far more of a 
graphic adventure than an 
arcade game — you don’t even 
get to zap any of the beasties 
that zap you! 

All in all though, an excellent 
game with a great deal of its own 
brand of appeal. It'll take you 
weeks of hard work to solve 
completely, and provide a lot of 
fun along the way. Well worth 
picking up — though I hope you 
do it with more style than Berk! 


YS CLAPOMETER 


Well hard arcade adventure 
with the Don Priestly 
signature all over it Fans 
will lap it up. 


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CRL/£8.95 

David Welcome to the Magical 
Mystery Tour, where there’s little 
magic and heaps of mystery. 

On opening the double-pack 
(single-cassette), I suspected 
Death Or Glory was a budget- 
price game (at best) bumped up 
to full price with the level of 
documentation you’d only 
expect for something as 
complex as, say, noughts and 
crosses. The insert was blank on 
the inside and the story on the 
back was less informative than 
an election manifesto. And yes, 
talking to CRL’s PR dept 
confirmed my worst fears — this 
was indeed an £8.95 game and 
the version I had was the same 
as the one you’ll find in the 
shops. 

With a joystick (the keys are 
awkward and not redefinable) I 
found that forward is thrust, back 
is brake and the fire button , 
while nothing actually gets fired, 
needs to be pressed to destroy 
each piece of the mothership, 
netting a cool 1000. But colliding 
with the pesky aliens (the only 



way to destroy them and often 
ineffective) gives you a paltry 
200-f score. 

Since you can rarely avoid 
their missiles, your shields don’t 
last very long, although as I 
managed to clock the game on 
my second attempt, even the 
most recent convert to gaming 
should perform respectably on 
this one! 

Be warned that without a 
Kempston interface on a 48K 
Speccy, the ship behaves rather 
erratically (especially when 
entering high scores). Oh yes, 
and the game’s total rubbish! 


YS CLAPOMETER 


A mega-flop if ever there 
were one. Leave well alone, 
and ignore this warning at 


your peril! 







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USGold/£8.99 

Phil Wow! Brilliant! 72(7 was a 
rip roaring game in the arcades, 
was fun to play and addictive 
too, and as with most arcade 
machines, the most exciting 
things about it were the graphics 
and sound, which I s’pose is a bit 
like saying the only thing wrong 
with the world is everything, but I 
digress. Transferring all that 
excitement into the Spectrum 
requires a different kind of skill, 
and the team who transferred 
this megagame onto the Speccy, 
Tiertex, have really done a first 
class job. Okay, so the graphics 
are duochrome (two colours, 
mate) and all that remains of the 
dynamite soundtrack is a couple 
of squitch and frrrrrp noises 
when something significant 
happens in the game, like when 
you get killed. But the remaining 
graphics are top notch, well 
animated and really give an 
impression of movement on a 
skateboard. 

You must skate your way 
around Skate City, doing tricks 
around town until you’ve earned 
enough points to compete in one 
of the Competition Parks of 
Jump, Downhill, Slalom and 
Ramp. In these events you must 
use your skill to earn medals, 
bronze, silver or gold, and points 
which allow you to buy tickets for 
more competitions. Why should 
you want to do this? Well, if you 


use up your tickets, you can’t 
escape the killer bees... 

(What? Ed) Let me explain. You 
start the game with three tickets 
to tournaments, and going to 
tournaments allows you to get 
off the streets and away from the 
bees, right? (Why bees, I dunno, 
but just take it from me they’re 
there.) So in order to survive, you 
have to earn more tickets by 
being skillo on the old 
skateboard. And so it goes 
on... 

So, as I said, the game is 
crisply drawn and animated to 
rubber wheeling perfection. And 
what an addictive little number it 
is too! If there’s a moment to 
spare in our busy schedule, 

' (You! Busy! Don’t make me 
laugh! Ed) this is what I reach for. 
A classy game and one for the 
hall of fame. (Hey, that rhymes!) 
Buy it, bucko! 



YS CLAPOMETER 

A brilliant skateboarding 
arcade conversion that’ll 
keep you rolling in the 
aisles, up the walls, through 
the pipes and down for 
perfect landing! 

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Konami/£7.95 

Tony Worrall Jack-Jack-Jack 
your body with Jack-Jack- 
Jackal, hot off the duplicator 
from the makers of the arcade 
original, Konami. Is Jackal a bit 
of a dog? After Konami’s poor 
showing with the Speccy 
versions of Jailbreak and 
Nemesis, I was expecting 
something just as tacky. But no! 
Jackal is actually quite playable. 
No masterpiece to be sure, but 
in a funny kind of way it isn’t half 
bad. 

We’re back in classic 
Commando land here, but in 
place of the lone soldier of 
fortune, substitute an army jeep. 
This vehicle is controlled by 
tough guys, Bob and Grey. If you 
play the two player option, Quint 
and Deckar join in the fun. The 
idea is very simple: using the 
firepower of the jeep, destroy 
everything and everybody. 
You’ve got an endless supply of 
bombs so there’s no need to go 
easy. Along the way several of 
your buddies have to be 
liberated from enemy camps, 
and in true Rambo fashion you 


have to take them to a helicopter 
pick-up point further along in the 
game. Your payment for this is 
the usual ‘super-weapon’ option, 
which you most certainly need in 
the higher levels. 

Graphics are average to 
sloppy, with a good dose of 
attribute clash, but they work all 
right. The dozy collision detector 
is another matter though. 
Animation is far from smooth, 
and the scrolling landscape has 
the jitters! Jackal’s certainly fast 
enough but at £7.95 it’s 
overpriced. Day of the Jackal? 
Nearly, but not quite. 


YS CLAPOMETER 


A fair attempt at converting 
the coin-op. Fast, playable, 
but let down by poor 
graphics. 


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Marcus Word has it that this 
little number fell into Activision’s 
lap from nowhere, which may 
be why the usual hoohah has 
been conspicuous by its 
absence. But I can see why 
Nihilist wouldn’t be an easy 
game to promote in these dull 
licence-obsessed days. It’s a 
curious game, the sort that 
reminds you of loads of others 
on the market while remaining 
curiously distinctive. Let me 
explain. 

You are a droid (heard that 
before, anyone?) seeking to kill 
four omega droids, and indeed 
any other lesser droids you can 
lay your, er, wheels on. 
Knowledge of the Greek 
alphabet comes in useful here, 
as there are eight ranks of droid, 
from the lowly alphas (a) to the 
powerful omegas (Q), all labelled 
by the appropriate symbols. You 
work your way up through these 
ranks by knocking off your 
opponents (which tend to travel 
in predictable patterns) and 
getting through the game in one 
piece. 

The view is from above a la 
Gauntlet, but the graphics are 
markedly different, and the 
features various. Teleports allow 
access to different areas, while 
weaponry squares allow you to 
upgrade your weapons (or get 
some in the first place). To 
become an Q-droid you must 
drain energy from seven ionisers 
that you’ll find around the place 
— these’ll also keep you alive. 

You can weaken droids by 
ramming them (although this is 
not recommended if they’re 
bigger than you) or by shooting 
them. Terminals allow you to log 
on and receive messages, rather 
like Impossible Mission, and the 
labyrinthine map of the 
spaceship (if that’s what you’re 


in — who can tell?) is connected 
by automatically opening doors 
(easy) and dangerous force 
fields (hard) for which you need 
passes - all a bit like 
Rasterscan. See what I mean 
about comparison points? 

Going further, I find myself 
thinking very much of Martech’s 
Pulsator( pretty underrated, I 
thought) in graphical style and 
handling, while the gameplay 
has elements of the multi-level 
map ‘n’ scrap of Into The Eagle’s 
Nest. The different ranks of 
nasty, and the different ranks of 
weapons you need to kill them, 
remind me of RanaRama. But 
the real comparison point, as 
C64 fans may have sussed out, 
is Andrew Braybrook’s 
Paradroid, the game they said 
could never be translated to the 
Speccy. Well, someone seems 
to have had a pretty good go 
here, Andrew... 

Still, countless fine games in 
the past have blagged ideas 
aplenty from other games, so 
let’s not moan too much. While 
Nihilist is far from a megagame 
(actually that’s not true - it’s on 
my desk here next to Nipper II), 
it’s a jolly little package which’ll 
appeal to many — me included. 
Worth a punt if you liked 
Pulsator, Rasterscan, Eagle’s 
Nest .. 


YS CLAPOMETER 

Well implemented arcade 
adventure (with distinctly 
zappy elements) in the style 
of Paradroid and virtually 
everything else! 

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The Pro’s 
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Arcade quality joystick fitted 
with super sensitive 
microswitches for the ultimate 
in joystick control. 

Features include dual fire 
buttons for left or right 
hand operation; firm base 
pads for non-slip control 
and a robust steel shaft 
with rubber return for a 
smoother operation. 

£ 14.95 


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CRL/£8.95 

Phil It had to happen! No less 
than (in fact slightly more than) a 
year after the Future Shocks 
preview, 3D Game Maker is 
here! Now you too (What? Both 
of us? Schizo Ed) can make 
adventure games in the grand 
old Alien 8/Fairlight tradition. 

There are two cassettes in the 
box you get with Game Maker, a 
sprite editor, a room designer 
and a game which you can play 
your designs on. Unfortunately 
you can’t play your game on its 
own, or give copies to your 
friends, as the designs won’t 
play unless they’ve been loaded 
into the game. But you can have 
several different maps, sprites 
and puzzles to amuse yourself 
with, although why you should 
want to, when you already know 
the answer is anybody’s guess. 

The editor programs are a little 
bit flakey. With a bit of a problem 
reading the joysticks and 
crashing at the least provocation 
on the +3. But when it was 
running on a Speccy+, not so 
much trouble. Your own sprite 
designs have to fit onto the 
designs already in the machine. 


For example, sprites 8a-8f are 
part of the disintegration 
sequence, sprite 16 is a fixed 
block, sprite 17 is a poisonous 
block and sprite 18 is a pushable 
block. Sprite 15 is the finish 
block, which you have to place in 
the finish square of the map. 
Shooting this sprite finishes the 
game, so I’m afraid the scenario 
that you had in mind for fighting 


a 3-sprite dragon just went up in 
smoke! 

The room editor is fairly 
comprehensive, but relies on a 
pretty strict format. The doors 
must all be in the same place, 
and the wall sections are placed 
for you. I can imagine the 
average games designer tearing 
his hair out with boredom and 
frustration after a few minutes of 


this. The program can’t really be 
used just to try something out 
quickly either, ’cos you have to 
design your sprites, all of them, 
then save them to tape. THEN 
you’ve got to load up the game 
tape, and load your sprites in. 
(That’s three loads so far!) Then 
you can try out your sprites, and 
you won’t be able to see if they 
work when animated until then. 

As a bit of fun, 3D Game 
Maker fulfills most of its promise, 
constructing 3D type games and 
effortlessly whiling away hours. 
But if you’ve got anything 
remotely serious in mind, you 
might be better off using a 
simple graphics package and 
learning Z80 machine code. 


YS CLAPOMETER 


A basic 3D game designer, 
with no stand-alone 
capability. A nice idea, but 
really just for fun. 


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US Gold/£8.99 

David Take a pinch of knowhow 
gained from past smashes like 
Beach Head, Crystal Castles 
and Solomon’s Key, sprinkle in a 
little Speccy magic and blend in 
the entire ingredients of a 
brilliant arcade game, et voila! 
(Wot? Ed) the new US Gold hit, 
Rygar. 

If, like me, you’ve gone 
absolutely ape over the arcade 
version, don’t be too upset to 
learn that your Spectral friend 
doesn’t quite cut it as a slot 
machine. You may get 
something that looks like gold if 
you mix gold and silver, but it’s 
never quite the real thing. 

Enough of the profundities — 
on with the game. It’s 2.5 billion 
years on and, Rambo- like, you 
battle your way through rough 
terrain, exterminating or 
avoiding the various creatures 
you encounter. You’re armed 
only with strong legs for jumping 
and what looks like a tethered 
circular saw blade for flinging at 
opponents. 

As you race through the 
levels, boulders sprout up like 
mutant cabbages and when shot 
disappear, leaving behind some 
sort of goody. Normally you just 
score a few bonus points 
(useful) but others give large 
bonuses (v. useful) and the odd 
extra life or increased time 
(mega useful). Periodically one 
of five icons will drop which ' 
increase your performance in 
various respects (oo-er). 



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life 


Upon completing each of the 
27 levels (all the original arcade 
screens are here), you’re 
awarded bonus points for the 
number of creatures you kill and 
the time remaining on a 99- 
second clock. These can be 


mutually exclusive, though. 
Race through, stopping for 
nothing and you may get a 
respectable time bonus, but you 
miss out on the goodies en 
route. Spend the time killing 
things and there’s a bonus for 






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The trick is to keep running and blasting - preferably both! Since 
attacks come from all sides, don’t forget to look behind you 
occasionally. You’re even attacked from above, by the headless 
wonder dropped here from the talons of a pesky bird. Note that the 
bonus boulders appear just about anywhere. 


each hit — but only for fatalities 
notched up since the start of 
your current life. Many is the time 
you polish off 30+ opponents 
only to die inches from the end! 

Naturally each level poses 
different problems, but please 
note, unlike the arcade when you 
fire, you stop moving, and this 
can be deadly. If things really 
start hotting up, you can swing 
your weapon in a satisfyingly 
destructive half-circle (not the 
full 360) by pushing the joystick 
forwards. In this version an 
enemy just appearing may be 
made to vanish if you move 
briefly in the opposite direction. 

You lose graphically on this 
version (not surprisingly), but 
everything moves well and the 
screen scrolling is excellently 
smooth. Differences aside, this 
is a great game. 

I have only one major 
complaint — it’s causing me far 
too many sleepless nights. 
Excuse me while I go and burn 
the midnight oil. 


YS CLAPOMETER 


Fairish arcade conversion 
but an absolute cracker of a 
game in its own right. 


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each surface, buildings have 
been erected, hangers for the 
various scout ships and 
excavators, vehicles used by the 
miners, and sheds for storing the 


Rubicon energy crystals. The 
moon has been evacuated, due 
to a build-up of gas under the 
surface, and you have been 
charged with the task of 
releasing it. You do this by 
roaming around the surface, and 
signalling for drilling rigs to be 
teleported down to your current 
position. Then the amount of gas 
you’ve released is then shown 
as a percentage, and your score 
relative to your performance. 

There’s a lot in Driller, and the 
most fun you get out of it is just 
exploring around the 


FreescapecT environment, 
peeking under, over and around 
things that present themselves, 
manipulating switches by firing 
at them, activating lifts, docking 
with other vehicles, and seeking 
out and using Rubicon crystals 
to replenish your energy. You 
can just play it as an arcade 
game, going around shooting 
things and picking up points, but 
the best way to enjoy Driller is on 
all levels at once, as a shoot’em 
up, as an adventure and as a 
strategy game. 

The graphics are really 
brilliantly rendered, and the 


buildings and walls all work in 
perspective from wherever you 
view them. The two vehicles you 
get to drive, the excavator and 
skimmer, are quite fast 
considering how much the 


lncentive/£14.95 

Phil Isn’t this a tune by Michael 
Jackson? But seriously folks, 
Dr/7/eris actually the first release 
from Incentive Software based 
on its Freescape ™ system. 
Freescape m , and yes it IS 
trademarked, is a new concept 
in 3D games, where every object 
in the game can be viewed from 
any direction. The effect of the 
graphics is quite stunning, and 
surprisingly playable in spite of a 
slight delay between ‘screens’, 
as the picture updates itself for a 
change of view. 

The gameplay is actually a 
sort of arcade adventure, 
although there are a couple of 
other levels you can play it on. 
You are on the mining moon of 
Mitral, a small meteorite-pitted 
satellite of the planet tvath. 


Over the surface of the moon 
18 drilling platforms have been 
raised which join together to 
form a polyhedral surface. On 


computer is doing between 
screens, and the problems you 
have to solve are quite hard 
unless you do lots of 
experimentation. 


The game took a year to build, 
and it shows in the quality of the 
workmanship and the gameplay. 
I can tell that people are going to 
be sending in tips for this for 
months to come. Superb! 


YS CLAPOMETER 


One of the most original 3D 
games of the year. Beautifully 
programmed and absorbing 
problems. Skillo! 


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So you’ve begun. You’ve got your first rig positioned, and it’s given 
you 45120 cu. ft. of gas, with a success rating of 84%. Your laser is 
armed and ready, so you could try shooting something... you can 
shoot the platform at the top of the pole, but it’d be wise to see if 
there’s anything useful up there first! 


Inside a shed on your start platform, you find a lot of crystals. The 
inverted pyramids to the left replenish your energy, and the upright 
ones to the right replenish your shields. To drain the power from the 
crystals, Just shoot at them, and they’ll vanish putting all their 
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US Gold/£8.99 

Tony Worrall Want to take up 
the ultimate golfing challenge? 
US Gold gives you the chance 
with World Class Leaderboard, 
the follow-up to the original 
Leaderboard. 

Now you can revel in four 
totally different courses 
contained on two cassettes. 
Three of these courses exist 
somewhere out there in the big 
bad world, but the fourth, named 
the Gauntlet, is specially 
designed to be the toughest 
son-of-a-gun you ever laid a 
three wood on! 

World Class Leaderboard's 
main departure from the original 
it in the graphics. Gone are the 
endless blue plains that made 
the first game a bit of a bore. In 


its place check out the natty 
woodland scenes that edge 
every hole. Gone too are the 
long, pregnant pauses between 
each shot. Things move along at 
a fair old gallop when you are 
playing a hole. Unfortunately 
each new hole, and course even, 
has to be loaded in from the tape 
(a perfect advert for a +3 
version!). This can take some of 
the enjoyment out of the play as 
it means constantly getting up to 
mess about with the tape 
recorder. I couldn’t see why a 
128K version was ignored, surely 
each hole doesn’t take up that 
much memory. Anyway, it’s a 
small price to pay for the 
entertainment contained in this 
package. 

As in the original, the golfer’s 


ability can be entered at the 
beginning. If you hate to see 
your ball constantly in the rough 
because of a bad hook or slice, 
try out the soppy kiddies’ level, 
the professional level makes 
things much harder, and even 
gives you a touch of wind! 

Tee up tor the first course — 
Champions Cypress Creek. 

This is an American mega-large 
set-up and contains some of the 
longest fairways in the world. 
The first thing you notice is the 
wood. No, not the wood in your 
hand, but the millions of trees 
dotted along the hole. Each is 
lovingly drawn by the old 
Spectrum, blue bark and all! The 
trees can create something of a 
problem if they obscure part of 
the hole from the tee shot. If you 


drive into the top of a tree, the 
ball falls down dead, if you hit the 
trunk, it rebounds off into the 
distance. Shots have to be 
thought out with a lot of care. If 
you play a loose shot into the 
trees it creates all kinds of 
problems! Luckily the 
programmers have included the 
‘punch shot’. This allows the 
golfer to hit the ball low, under 
the branches of any nearby tree. 
A very useful little inclusion. 

Cypress Creek is pretty tame 
next to the second course in the 
line up — Doral Country Club. 
This comprises some wicked, 
twisty holes, plus the generous 
addition of our old friend the 
water hazard. The next course is 
St Andrews, with some of the 
largest greens in the world. You 


Piranha/£9.95 

Tony Worrall It’s more than a 
poor reviewer can bear That 
little teddy of a bear, young Boo- 
Boo, has been forcibly abducted 
and is even now struggling with 
the bars of his cage, way over on 
the other side of Jellystone Park. 
But hey hey hey' his good ol’ pal 
Yogi is on his way to rescue his 
bosom buddy, and that’s no 
mistake. 

It’s time for all good bears to 
take a good long kip and 
hibernate for the season. Yogi and 
Boo-Boo are no exceptions to 
this rule. Yogi has but a short 
time to find and release his short 
friend before the winter blues Set 
in. But if you go down to the 
woods today you’re sure of a 
whopping great surprise Not 
only has Yogi got to contend with 
natural hazards such as black 
holes and running rivers, but the 
woods are alive with all kinds of 
animal life. 

Yogi, being the greedy bear he 
is, needs to stock up regularly on 
campers pick-a-nick baskets, 
plus the odd fish nabbed from an 
angler s rod. Fail to keep Yogi 
topped up and his energy levels 
reach rocky bottom, and the 
game’s over While Yogi is on the 


look out for food, you need to be 
on the look out for campers or 
Ranger Smith. One touch of’em 
is fatal. 

Yogi Bear is a flip-screen 
arcade adventure with large 
sprites and a cute but silly plot. 
Yogi begins on screen 200, and 
has to find his way, by travelling 
as far right as he can go, to 
screen number 3 to rescue Boo- 
Boo. Several screens can be 
happily by-passed by the clever 
use of the cave system. The 


problem is toffee apples have to 
be collected along the way, six in 
all, to be converted by Boo-Boo 
into'a code. This code, a series 
of shaped stepping stones, 
needs to be used on the screen 
next to the end to enable Yogi to 
collect the key to Boo-Boo s 
cage without alerting the bear- 
napper himself. This is all easier 
said than done of course 1 
In fact Yogi is not the smart 
bear he thinks he is. He tends to 
fall into every trap available 


along the way. Well, in my 
control anyway! This makes the 
game very frustrating. It’s not so 
much the gameplay, because 
the basic idea works well 
enough. It is the maddening 
quirks of the programming that 
make it so infuriating, and so 
playable at the same time. The 
collision detector is a bit of a 
joke, but this can also work to 
your advantage at times. You 
may be pixels away from the 
edge of that pit and you fall in, 
but at other times you can bound 
straight through it quite safely. 

The naffo joystick response , 
can lead to a drain on Yogi’s bear 
necessities, and get you into 
more hot water as you attempt a 
pixel perfect leap across a 
stream. Bad news. 

I started the game in a bad 
mood (bear with a sore head?), 
but after about 20 games I 
began to see the fun part of it. It 
is addictive in an odd sort of way. 
True, there is no music, or high 
score table like the Commie 
version, and it makes no 
technical or graphical quantum 
leaps — but I like it, so there! If 
you think you are smarter than * 
the average game player then 
try Yogi and see if it fits. 


YS CLAPOMETER 

Another cartoon 
conversion. Not quite what 
it could be but bear with it 
and you should find plenty 
to keep you amused. 

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can easily take three shots just 
trying to reach the hole from the 
edge of a green! The Gauntlet is 
the final course, and what a 
course. Designed to be the 
ultimate golf challenge, it 
certainly lives up to this promise. 
Pixel-perfect accuracy is 
needed on most of the fairways 
to stay on the right side of par. In 
fact US Gold thinks this course is 
so difficult that it has created a 
competition to see who can 
score the lowest possible round 
on the Gauntlet. If you feel lucky, 
there may be a set of new golf 
clubs waiting for you. 

World Class Leaderboard is a 
vast improvement on the already 
excellent original. It gives the 
chance to play real, and famous 
golf courses in authentic style, 


from the comfort of your own 
home. A first-class simulation 
that will take hours to complete, 
and even longer to master. For 
all you budding Faldos and Lyles 
out there it’s a must. Just 
remember to drive carefully. 


YS CLAPOMETER 

Excellent follow-up to the 
original Leaderboard. The 
inclusion of longer fairways 
and trees give it a truly 
authentic feel. 

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Though clever and accurate it’s 
still just a computerised version 
of a board game that doesn’t 
really need computerising. I 
found it quite hard to remember 
the characters of the computer’s 
characters I was playing with, so 
I guessed all the time, 
challenged endlessly and still 
won (it’s called skill, I believe). Of 
course, this might just be the 
game that everybody’s been 
waiting for. It’s beautifully done, 
and reasonable fun in its own 
right. But for me, I’ll stick to the 
original. 


YS CLAPOMETER 


Well thought-out conversion 
of YS’s fave board game of 
recent years. But do we really 
need it? 


Leisure Genius/£9.95 

Marcus It’s got to be the best 
board game of the past year or 
two (at least since Triv), but does 
Scruples cut it on the Speccy? 
And does it matter anyway? 

I’ve spent many a happy 
evening arguing over Scruples 
with similarly loudmouthed and 
opinionated friends. It’s really a 
great game for people who love 
the sound of their own voice, and 
who love whiling away an 
evening arguing fiercely with 
someone in the reasonably, 
secure knowledge that no-one’s 
going to stick a glass in their face 
at the end of it. It’s based around 
a series of ‘moral dilemmas’ 
questions of choice which you 
try and answer as unpredictably 
as possible in order to spark off 
rows and win the game. For 
instance you could answer a 
quezzy like ‘A good friend is “in 
love” and introduces you to his/ 


her lover. You find there is a 
strong mutual attraction. Do you 
repress your feelings?’ in various 
ways, from ‘Good Lord I wouldn’t 
dream of such a thing’ to (in my 
case) ‘WALLOP!’ It’s all part of 
the fun and violence in A 
Question Of Scruples. 

This Speccy version has been 
programmed by Sentient 
Software and it’s really a 
masterpiece of design. You can 
play with up to 10 ‘people’, of 
whom any number can be run by 
the computer. You have 64 
preset characters to choose 
from, or if you’re playing yourself 
you can take one of the faces 
and define a character to go with 
it. As usual the idea is to see if 
people are lying when they give 
their answers, and all the original 
features of the game have been 
faithfully reproduced. If you want 
you can even have 10 
computerised characters, and 


just watch them get on with it — 
although I found that as gripping 
as watching yogurt go off. 

I’m not sure, though, that I 
really see the point of it all. 










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Hewson/£7.95 

Rick It’s wondrous and 
fantabulous — it’s NebulusU 
Back in Spring those hoopy 
Hewson boys got together with 
programmer, John Phillips and 
megagame Impossaball was 
born. And that crack pairing 
have done it again with Nebulus, 
the cutest and most scheming 
platform game for aeons. 

As the aptly named Pogo — 
you’ll be jumping about 
everywhere! Your mission (not 
quite impossaball) is to destroy 
eight towers which have 
mysteriously emerged from the 
sea. Assuming a cuddly frog 
form, you are the most 
amenable of amphibians with 
snowballs and wit being your 
only weapons of destruction. 


Like the fair Rapunzel’s lover, all 
you have to do is climb the tower 
to ensure success. It’ll then go 
on to destruct mode and you can 
swim on to the next tower. 

Unfortunately, no-one’s going 
to let their goldy-locks down to 
help you. Instead you have to 
follow a mazy series of spiral 
steps built around the outside of 
the tower. Which is where the 
mega-amazing rotational 3-D 
scrolling comes in. This 
staggering programming allows 
travel round and up the tower, 
entering and exiting various 
doors to emerge at different 
parts of the tower with utter 
smoothness without ever going 
to the edge of the screen. 

Instead the tower winds like a 
screw thread through your 


monitor. 

The further up the tower you 
go, the more devilish the puzzles 
that need solving for progress to 
be made. And speed is of the 
essence too, as you’ve only 
three lives to play with and the 
on-screen counter rattles down 
from 500 to the frenetic beat of 
some faberoony music. 

Vigilance is equally crucial, as 
you can’t predict what’s coming 
round the next spiral turn. 
Flashing blocks and bouncing % 
balls can be zapped to add on 
points (every 5000 earns an 
extra life) but silver spheres can 
only be momentarily stunned, 
whilst the snow crystals are 
immortal and master mashers of 
Pogos. 

Nebulus has little to fault it, 


barring a lack of colour in the 
graphics and all that clambering 
back to the top when you’ve 
tumbled from a peak can be 
tiresome. But otherwise Nebulus 
is another tower of strength from 
Hewson. 


YS CLAPOMETER 


Cunningly complex and well 
programmed, John Phillip’s 
latest is the neatest and 
nattiest platform variant yet 


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RickBlam! Bam! Kapow!!! (Has 
he fallen down the stairs again? 
Poor old soul. Ed) No I haven’t — 
it’s megadeath time, you blood 
and battle fanatics. Action Force 
is a fast and furious — well, 
reasonably cross, arcade 
shooter from Virgin’s very own 
SAS software team, The Ganq 
Of Five. 

The game uses the characters 
from the toy soldier sets that go 
under the same general title. 

Like everything else, Action 
Force is also a comic, a TV 
series and a set of 
monogrammed bath mats, but 


the toys started it all off. So as 
Snake Eyes, equipped with a 
helipack and rapid fire rifle, you 
must fly across Botsneda, 
avoiding ground-to-air missiles 
and shooting out electrical 
generators and barricades. This 
isn’t just to satisfy your own 
blood lust and whip up a huge 
points total, you’re also clearing 
a path for the AWE Striker, with 
its crew of Flint, Lady Jaye and 
Quick Kick who must recover a 
hard disk of top secret info 
before it falls into enemy hands. 
Well, that’s the excuse, anyway. 

With five lives and eight levels 
of difficulty there’s plenty here to 



occupy you. Most people 
though, want more out of a 
game than just being kept busy. 
Many of Action Force’s features 
are echoes of other genre 
games, from Commando to 
Saboteur. Okay, originality’s not 
everything, but for a full price 
game you do expect a bit more 
speed and zip than this has to 
offer — and there’s not a decent 
explosion in sight! It’s appeal, I’m 
sure, will be more to fans of the 
toys than to true arcaders. 


YS CLAPOMETER 


Second-hand shoot ’em up 
masquerading as exciting toy 
’n’ comic licence. Not bad, but 
hardly gripping. 






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CRL/£8.95 

Nat It’s just not fair. There you 
were, a benevolent wizard ruling 
your peaceful little village, when 
an evil wizard popped out of the 
blue, devastated the place, 
enslaved your subjects, cast you 
out with no spells and 
transformed you into some 
inhuman, grotesquely ugly form! 

(And I thought it was hell on the 
bus this morning! Ed) While you 
were wandering around feeling 
sorry for yourself, you just 
happened to come across a 
page from your spell book, 
which gave you a chance to 
regain your power... and p’raps 
save the villagers as well. 

So off you go into the mythical 
lands of the arcade adventure, 
for pritheee, squire, ’tis one of 
those. Outcast sadly, contains 
nothing that lifts it above the 
trillions of other arcade 
adventures the Speccy has 
played host to over the years. As 


the wiz you move though the 
different zones which make up 
the landscape around your 
village, collecting objects and 
spells. Some objects combine to 


make others which allow you into 
‘locked’ areas of the game. 

Spells are just used to kill nasties 
which come at you from all 
directions. Unlike those in Feud 


they have no mystical or exciting 
uses, which is a bit disappointing. 
Outcast’s presentation isn’t 
bad, but the graphics, though 
fast, flicker a little and suffer the 
occasional colour clash. This 
doesn’t stop the game from 
being quite playable, but I found 
no lasting appeal. There’s just 
not enough variety to keep you 
coming back for more. And for 
full price these days, I think we 
expect that. 


YS CLAPOMETER 

Drab and unoriginal arcade 
adventure that suffers from a [ 
serious lack of addictive 
qualities. By no means a 
wizard wheeze! 


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Jonathan The game that’s 
been causing Commodore (spit 
spit!) owners to emit grunts of 
delight for the last year or so has 
finally been converted to the 
Spectrum. Yes, at last Gunship 
is finished, and now we can 
experience the joys of some real 
serious Commie-bashing. 

In case you hadn’t heard, 
Gunship is a helicopter 
simulation, and a pretty 
comprehensive one at that. It’s 
along the same sort of lines as 
Dl’s Tomahawk , but a little bit 
more complicated, to say the 
least. For a start, one glance at 
the 84 page manual will be 
enough to put many people off. 
But don’t be one of them, ’cos 
Gunship should be at the top of 
your Christmas present list. 

Having fought your way 
through the box-load of bumph 
that accompanies the game, 

(the box would be great for 
carrying groceries home from 
Waitrose once you’ve finished 
with it), selected which of the two 
tapes is the one you’re after and 
loaded it up you’ll be able to start 
the pre-flight checks. 


It’s not just a case of jumping 
into the seat, switching on the 
ignition and taking to the skies 
like they do in Airwolf A lot of 
options need tweaking first, such 
as scenario, weather conditions, 
enemy skill and simulation level 
(simplified or realistic). Once 
you’ve done that you’d be 
advised to read the mission 
briefing and intelligence report. 
Finally a few adjustments to the 
chopper’s armaments and 
you’re ready to go. 

Actually getting off the ground 
is the next obstacle. You’ll need 
to wade through pages of 
explanation of flying principles 
and equipment descriptions 
before you can get onto the 
meaty stuff: switching on the 
engines. Then, with your joystick 
between your knees and a cigar 
between your lips, engage the 
rotors, twiddle with the collective 
and you’re flying. 

The improvements over 
previous simulations quickly 
become apparent. The ground is 
covered in buildings, rivers, 
roads and, of course, those 
dastardly Commies. Mountains 
are properly filled in, so there’s 


none of that wire-frame rubbish 
we’ve been used to. 

Anyway, you’re flying along, 
minding your own business, 
when suddenly your VDU 
flashes up “Target”. Press fire 
and a close-up of the target, be it 
friend or foe, appears on the 
screen. Yeurch! Time to reach 
for the manual again. 

Your AH-64 Apache is armed 
with four types of weapons. 
Firstly there’s your basic chain 
gun. This is aimed automatically 
by the TADS system, so all you 
have to do is press fire when the 
target is in range. Then you’ve 
got unguided rockets, 
Sidewinders for knocking down 
enemy helicopters and Hellfire 
guided missiles for those really 
tricky targets. 

It’s not all fun, though. In your 
briefing you’re given the location 
of a primary target which must 
be found and destroyed. It’s 
normally one of the enemy 
bases which are dotted around 
the map, and if you manage to 
reduce it to rubble and get safely 
back to base you’ll be given a 
medal, promoted and set out on 
another even harder mission. 


The missions vary from 
training nice and safely in 
America, to full blown combat 
against the Reds in Europe. I 
couldn’t even get past the 
second mission, described as 
“Easy” in the briefing! It’s going 
to be a real long-term challenge 
to work up the ranks to a Colonel 
with a Congressional Medal of 
Honour. 

Obviously Gunship is only 
going to suit the sort of people 
who beat Elite while they’re 
waiting for the kettle to boil for a 
cup of tea and eat Starglider for 
breakfast. However, persevere 
and the rewards are worth it. 
Totally compulsive and 
thunderin’ good value! 


YS CLAPOMETER 


The ultimate flight simulator. 
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■ ZX Printer still boxed £15, Kempston 
joystick and interface £10, Currah 
microspeech £15, reset button unused £5, 
cassette recorder £20. Phone (0983) 616753 
ask for Tony. 

■ QL for sale, phone 0695 22887, with Quill, 
Abacus Archive, Easel, user guide, joystick 
and games also Prism QL 14 monitor 
(excellent) cost over £450 will sell for £250 
ono. 

■ Spectrum+ tape recorder, save load 
switch, power pack 3 pin socket for TV plug 
housed in one unit, games, utilities, 
including White Lightning, Devpac books 
mags, printer, phone Chorley (02572) 74948 
£ 100 . 

148K Spectrum, Rotronics dual wafadrive, 
wafers, inc. toolkit wafa, data recorder, 
switchable interface, Quickshot II joystick, 35 
mags, £200 worth of software (all originals) 
and extras, everything complete boxed and 
in excellent condition, all worth over £570 
will sell for £270. Phone (0206) 330934 after 
6pm. 

■ Sinclair User first twelve issues all in very 
good condition best offer secures. Phone 
0273-421897 between 6 and 8pm weekdays. 

■ Spectrum+ 48K with Interface One + 
microdrive, joystick and RAM interface, 2040 
printer, tape recorder, loads of games, books 
and utilities — may split. Ideal for beginner, 
boxed, £145 Harpenden (05827) 63729. 

■ Spectrum +2, Interface One, two 
microdrives, 35 cartridges, videoface 
digitiser, multiface 128, AMX mouse, 
joystick, everything you will ever need. Over 
£250 software, books, etc only £350 ono, 
phone Basildon (0268) 583244. 

■ Commodore 64, CZN cassette deck and 
Rotronics carry case, offers??? Plymouth 
894956. 

■ Spectrum 48K, Interface One and Two, 
microdrive, joystick, back up interface, two 
Timex disc drives, controller and P.S.U., ZX 
printer, over 30 games and utilities. Phone 
David Ashford, Staines 251120 — £200 ono. 

■ Spectrum-1-, Turbo interface, 2 joysticks, 
cassette recorder £200 worth of software, 
many excellent games all in first class 
condition. £125 ono. Phone 01-778 0008. 

■ ZX Spectrum 48K, interface, microdrive 
Dk ’tronics keyboard, modem data recorder, 
centronics, interface, lightpen, digital tracer, 
books, software, magazines, 40 tapes, 30 
cartridges £175 ono. May split. Hastings 
425807. 

■ VTX5000 to swop for a serial Epson- 
compatible printer will include some games 
and/or cash if necessary — phone (0207) 
231481 after 6.30pm and ask for Vaughan. 

■ For sale — 48K Spectrum boxed, cassette 
recorder, Cheetah joystick and interface, 
software magazines £65. Please phone 
Cardiff (0222) 551777 after 4pm. 

■ Spectrum 48K (not in working order) with 
power pack, television lead and manual. 

Also Quickshot II and interface any offer 
considered. Please phone (030381) 3182. 


■ For sale Spectrum 128K with printer, tape 
recorder, joystick, interface, magazines and 
with 100 original software. Phone James at 
031 343 2778. Price £400 ono. 

■ Rotronics wafadrive unused £30, or swop 
for other hardware plus £20. All offers 
considered write to Robert Gall, 14A, 
Rectory Lane, Glinton, Peterboro’, PE6 7LR 
— Don’t miss this bargain !!!!! 

■ Spectrum 48K, Kempston interface, £237 
worth of software including Uridium, 
Bombjack 1 & 2, Space Harrier, Hardball, 
Saboteur, Cobra, plus 28 other titles. Please 
call Neil on 01-959 3450. Price £250 ono. 

■ Speccy 48K for sale, joystick and 
interface, 38 games and black and white TV 
— sell lot for £140. Phone Ben after 4.30pm 
at (0472) 827924. 

■ Lock and chase arcade machine, load in 
type, player 2, joystick — needs attention 
otherwise perfect — £60 ono. Phone 
Grainge (021) 3738754 after 4pm. 

■ Spectrum, Protek interfaces, joystick, 
•lightpen, Sony data recorder about 200 
software titles, dustcover, wanted VHS video 
or WHY, write to Mr. P.J. Owen, 54, Asburton 
Avenue, Llanrumney, Cardiff CF3 9PS. 

■ Speccy 48K, Saga one, joystick + 
interface, printer, lightpen, speech-pack, 
sound amp, data-recorder, and extras, 
games and mags. £150 ono — Phone (0767) 
87385 after 6pm - ask for Richard. All 
boxed as new. 

■ Spectrum 48K, recorder, joysticks, 
interface, over 30 titles, books 4- mags. £90 
ono. Please phone Newport Pagnell 614495 
(0908). Ask for Nick, thanks a lot. YS is cool! 

■ Will sell Currah micros, Dk ’tronics 
lightpen and 24 pieces of software all for 
only £70. Write to M. Forrest, 15, Banff 
Road, Keith, Banffshire, Scotland. 

■ Spectrum-F with wafadrive and Specdrum 
synthesizer £100 or will split (SpectrurrH- 
£70, Specdrum £15, wafadrive £15) Phone 
Cambridge (0223) 247788. 

■ Comcon programmable interface, as new 
and boxed £10. Quickshot I & II (has two 
independent firing buttons for use with 
Comcon eg. Bomb & Fire with one joystick!) 
£7 in box. Phone 050-587 3776. 

■ Spectrum plus Currah micros, tape desk, 
over £150 worth of books and software. Cost 
over £320. The lot for only £100. Phone Nick 
on (0903) 724057. 

■ Swop 48K Spectrum, all leads, manuals 
and Elite 48K and Frankie Goes To 
Hollywood, for quality modem and software 
not VYX5000 (I’ve a +2). K Bowe, 15, 
Honeysuckle Drive, Walton, Liverpool L9 

1JL. 

■ QL Trump card, new £150 (cost £199), 

Star NL-10 printer mint condition £175 (cost 
£245). Phone 01-249 7440. 

■ Quickshot joystick, Gauntlet, Arkanoid, 
Nemesis, Starstrike lots, lots more for only 
£20! Interested? Phone 01-672 8168 before 
6pm ask for Jatin or write to 255, Cowick 
Road, Tooting Broadway, SW17 8LQ. 

■ Spectrum 48K, recorder, Cheetah 125, 
joystick and Kempston interface 
accompanied by mags and latest software 
such as Zynaps, Metrocross, Slapfight, 

Army Moves, Gunrunner, Magmax, Enduro 
Racer, and many more £130 the lot — phone 
(0204) 29785. 

■ Dual Kempston joystick interface and 
Dk’tronics lightpen, which comes with a 
lightpen, tape and interface, will sell for £20. 
Phone 01-708 3823, ask for Tan. 

■ Currah Microspeech, new and unused! 
Several for sale at only £10 each including 
postage. CHQ/PO to Richard Allen, at 8, 
Leybourne Close, Bromley, Kent BR2 9DZ or 
phone 01-460 7932. 




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of your hardware, even fed-up with 
your friends. Don’t leave them 
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swop your software, hawk your 
hardware and find yourself a dazzling 
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SOFT WA RE ■ Sw °P Artist 11 ■ White Lightning, Lightforce 

and Sab II for Multiface 128. Or swop White 
Lightening and Saboteur II for Picturesque’s 
monitor dissasembler. Phone 0922-402145. 
Ask for Ian after 6pm. 

■ Wanted Yabba Dabba Doo, Superman, 
Popeye, Asterix, Dracula and Nosferatu. I 
have GAC, Avenger, Firelord, Great Escape 
and many more. Phone 09644-626088. 

■ Swop Football Fever, Grand National, 
Rock ’n’ Wrestle and Rocky for Trivial 
Pursuit, Election, Way Of The Tiger and 
consider other offers. Phone 0663-43843 
and ask for Paul. 

■ Swop any fab game for Enduro Racer, 
alright! I’ll find one now — it’s Hydrofoor. 
Phone Oxford 61248 and ask for Matthew. 

■ Lots of games to swop — send your list to 
a crazy swede. My address: Raymond 
Frode, Ode Baltens 942, 68100 
Kristinehamn, Sweden. 

■ I am selling Input mags, numbers 1 to 17. 

If interested write to Mark Singleton, 10, 

Bede Haven Close, Bude EX23 8QT or 
phone 028-4027 and ask for Mark. 

■ Will swop Prohibition or Sam Cruise for 
Glider Rider or Big Sleaze or Aftershock or 
swop both for Laser Genius. Mark Griffin, 1, 
McDohagh Avenue, Mervue, Galway, Ireland. 

■ Swop BMX Simulator for Milk Race. Also 
Dan Dare and Green Beret for World Games 
Write to lain Craig, 138, Crown Street, 
Aberdeen, Scotland AB1 2HQ. 

■ Back issues Your Spectrum 5-21 and Your 
Sinclair issues January to August 1986 
offers? Phone 0505-685116 and ask for 
Henry. 

■ Wanted: Arkanoid (swop for Lightforce or 
Uridium), and Elevator Action (swop for 
Commando or Tempest) originals only. 

Please write to: Martin Payne, 22, 

Blackwood House, Nelson Road, 

Portsmouth, POI 4NF. 

■ Wish to swop Zoids, Highway Encounter, 
Starion, Rasputin, Movie Shadowfire, 

Frankie, Dun Darach, Mask, JSWII, Roller 
Coaster, Back To Skool, and more. Any 
offers? Karl 01-311 6693. 

■ Very very URGENT! So urgent, I am 
nearly exploding! Please will someone swop 
my Gauntlet and Butch Hard Guy, both 
originals, two for one, for Barbarian ? Phone 
William on 0342-27578. 

■ Will swop Marble Madness construction 
set for Pentagram and Trans Am. Will swop 
Paperboy for Knight Lore and Pssst. Will 
swop Vallhalla and Swords and Sorcery for 
Bubbler and Martionoids. Phone Bo’ness 
827422 ask for John. 

■ Urgent!! Swop my Turbo Esprit, Back To 
Skool, Feud for your Theatre Europe, 
contact: Paul Kehoe, 62, Cranfield Road, 

Marus Bridge, Wigan, Lancs. WN3 5QG. 

■ Will swop 6 games: Value Pack, Exploding 
Fist, Flight Simultation, FP compiler, 
Superchess, Thrust, for adventure games or 
Alphacom printer in good working order also 
exchange Golf for full solution to Twice Shy 
and Hampstead. Phone Bradford 639012 ask 
for Stephen. 

■ Games to swop, send your list for mine. 

Any titles considered. Reply guraranteed — 
Write to P. Davies, Victoria In, Bradwell 
Village, Milton Keynes, MK13 9AQ. 

■ I have 100+ of games to swop, would like 
Laser Genius, Assembler Moniter. Also for 
sale ZX81 16 RAM pack, ZX printer with 
carry case £50 the lot. All as new. Write to 
Roger Brookes, 18, Harborough Road, 
Rushden. Northants. 

■ Swop Way Of The Tiger, Saboteurs, Heavy 
On The Magic, Fat Worm or Cyberon for 
Goonies, V, Knight Rider or Double Take. 

One for one. Ring David on 0553-768861. 


■ Swop five of Fairlight, Hypersports, Movie, 
Beach-Head II, Leader Board Tournament, 
Zombie Zombie, Back To Skool, Tir-Na-Nog, 
Commando and Ping Pong for Elite. Write to 

R. Brown, 9, Queens Close, Eaton, NR4 
7PE. 

■ I have various games to swop for your 
titles. I would like Green Beret, Space 
Harrier and Dambusters. I have Fairlight, 
Batman, Paperboy and Fist! Write NOW! ! 
Andrew Friday, 56, Holtdale Avenue, Leeds 
LS16 7SG. 

■ BOOOM!! Now that I’ve got your attention, 
how about swopping games? I have over 
600!! Send your list to Gilad Japhet, Ramat 
Motza, Jerusalem, Israel. All letters will be 
answered. 

■ Over 1500 software titles. Send now for 
list. All letters answered. I.H. Johnson, 13, 
Murray St, Horden, Peterlee, County 
Durham, SR8 4EL. 

■ Anyone want GAC? Will sell it for £15 or 
swop for Exolon and Head Over Heels or 
Spy vs Spy II and Dan Dare. Phone 0401- 
42377 after 4.30pm ask for Richard. 

■ Dracula, Big Sleaze, PAWS, Mario Bros, 
Winderboy, Arkanoid, Saboteur II for 4th 
Protocol, Rocky Horror Show, Gold 
Collection II, Uridium, Firelord, T. Pursuits, 
Goonies and more. Phone Paul after 3.30pm 
on 0709-877318. 


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8.95 

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MASK (MASK II) 

7.95 

5.50 

TAI-PAN 

7.95 

5.90 

DARK SCEPTRE 

7.95 

5.50 

ARMAGEDDON MAN 

12.95 

9.99 

F-15 STRIKE BASE 

9.95 

6.50 

ROAD RUNNER 

8.95 

6.50 

TANK 

7.95 

5.50 

MERCENARY 

9.95 

6.50 

EXOLON 

7.95 

5.50 

ARKANDID 

7.95 

5.50 

ARMY MOVES 

7.95 

5.50 

STAR WARS 

9.95 

7.45 

MAGNETRON 

7.95 

5.90 

GALACTIC GAMES 

7.99 

5.90 

LAST NINJA 

8.95 

6.25 

HEAD OVER HEELS 

7.95 

5.50 

WONDERBOY 

9.95 

6.50 

LEADERBOARD TOURNAMENT 

4.99 

4.99 

ELITE 

9.95 

6.50 

BOMBJACK II + BOMBJACK 

7.95 

5.75 

PROFESSIONAL ADV. WRITER 

22.95 

17.95 

PAPERBOY 

7.95 

5.75 

MORPHEUS 

7.95 

5.90 

GAUNTLET 

8.95 

6.50 

DEEPER DUNGEONS 

4.99 

4.99 

GAUNTLET II (NEW) 

8.99 

6.50 

MAD BALLS 

7.95 

5.90 

GARFIELD 

9.95 

7.45 

NEBULUS 

7.95 

5.90 

WEREWOLVES OF LONDON 

9.95 

7.45 

FAST & FURIOUS/THUNDER SCEPTRE 

8.99 

6.70 

DRILLER 

14.95 

11.20 

YOGI BEAR 

7.95 

5.50 

OUT RUN 

8.99 

6.70 

MEANSTREAK 

7.95 

5.90 

720° 

8.99 

6.70 

CRY ZOR 

7.95 

5.50 

RY CAR 

8.99 

6.25 

FOOTBALL DIRECTOR 

8.95 

6.50 

DEFLECTOR 

7.99 

5.75 

SALAMANDER 

7.95 

5.90 

RED LED 

8.99 

6.70 

FOOTBALL MANAGER 

9.95 

6.50 

RAMPARTS 

8.99 

6.70 

RASTAN 

7.95 

5.90 

BRAVE STAR 

9.99 

6.75 

PHANTOM CLUB 

7.95 

5.90 

EYE 

9.95 

7.45 

SEPTEMBER 

7.99 

5.90 

COMBAT SCHOOL 

7.95 

5.50 

ROY OF THE ROVERS 

9.95 

6.75 

WINTER OLYMPIAD 88 

7.95 

5.90 

GUNBOAT 

9.95 

6.75 

SIDE ARMS 

8.99 

6.70 

GARY LINEKERS SUPER STAR SOCCER 

7.95 

5.50 

ALTERNATIVE WORLD GAMES 

7.99 

5.50 

PSYCHO SOLDIER 

7.95 

5.90 

RAMPAGE 

9.99 

7.45 

KNIGHTMARE 

9.99 

7.45 


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SABATEUR 
CRITICAL MASS 
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SCOOBY D00 
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1942 

SACRED ARMOUR OF ANTIRIAD 
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DUET 


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BATTY 

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LIGHT FORCE 



COMPUTER HITS 4 

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DEACTORVATOR 
SACRED ARMOUR OF ANTIRIAD 
BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN 
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CONTACT SAME CRUISE 
SPIN DIZZY; DANDY 


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SNOOKER 

ON THE OCHE (DARTS) 

WORLD CUP FOOTBALL 
OLYMPIC 
ST ANDREWS GOLF: DERBY OAY 



MEGA HITS 

30 STARSTRIKE; BLUE THUNDER 
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WIZBALL 

7.95 

4.25 

JAILBREAK 

7.95 

3.99 

NEMESIS (THE FINAL) 

7.95 

3.99 

SAI COMBAT & ACTION REFLEX 

13.90 

3.99 

E. KIDDS’ JUMP CHALLENGE 

7.95 

1.99 

QUAZATRON 

8.95 

2.99 

GAME OVER 

7.95 

4.25 

CONTACT SAM CRUISE 

7.95 

2.99 

LEADERBOARD 

9.95 

5.25 

S.O.S. 

7.95 

1.99 

ACE 

9.95 

4.99 

ARMY MOVES 

7.95 

4.25 

IMPOSSABALL 

7.95 

3.99 

LEGIONS OF DEATH 

9.95 

3.99 

GLADIATOR (128K) 

AGENT ORANGE 

9.99 

3.99 

7.95 

2.99 

DONKEY KONG 

7.95 

3.99 

SUPERBOWL 

9.95 

4.25 

RED SCORPION 

9.99 

3.99 

SABRE WULF 

9.95 

3.99 

UNDERWULDE 

9.95 

1.99 

FRIDAY 13th 

9.99 

3.99 

FIRELORD 

8.95 

2.99 

CITY SLICKER 

7.95 

2.99 

I.C.U.P.S. 

9.95 

3.99 

POPEYE 

7.95 

3.99 

MIAMI VICE 

7.95 

3.99 

HEAD OVER HEELS 

7.95 

3.99 

TERRA CRESTA 

7.95 

3.99 

PYRACURSE 

8.95 

2.99 

BACK TO SKOOL 

7.95 

3.99 

DOOMDARKS REVENGE 

9.95 

3.99 

TOP GUN 

7.95 

4.25 

SUPER SOCCER 

7.95 

4.25 

BATMAN 

7.95 

3.99 

ORBIX THE TERROR BALL 

7.95 

2.99 

NODES OF YESOD 

9.95 

3.99 

RANARAMA 

7.95 

3.99 

DYNAMITE DAN II 

7.95 

3.99 

MS PACMAN 

7.99 

2.99 

FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR 

7.95 

3.99 

MOON CRESTA 

7.95 

2.99 

MANIC MINER 

7.95 

2.99 

DYNAMITE DAN 

6.95 

2.99 

TECHNICIAN TED (128K) 

9.99 

3.99 

EVIL CROWN 

9.99 

3.99 

NEMESIS THE WARLOCK 

8.99 

3.99 

BLOOD ’N GUTS 

7.95 

1.99 

ELEVATOR ACTION 

9.95 

3.99 

HEARTLAND 

9.95 

3.99 

GRANGE HILL 

9.95 

3.99 

30 GAMES (YES 30!!) 

9.95 

3.99 

SPLITTING IMAGES 

9.95 

3.99 

NETHER EARTH 

9.95 

2.99 

SREEN MACHINE 

9.95 

2.99 

EXPLORER 

9.95 

3.99 

DRUID 

7.95 

3.99 

COLOUR OF MAGIC 

9.95 

3.99 

TINDER BOX 

4.99 

1.99 

SNOOKER 

7.95 

2.99 

TOY BIZARRE 

7.99 

0.99 

ZENJI 

7.99 

0.99 

PITFALL II 

7.99 

1.50 

DRAGONS LAIR 

9.95 

3.99 

DRAGONS LAIR II 

7.95 

3.99 

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9.95 

4.99 

COMPUTER HITS VOL. II 

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6.95 

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■ Software to swop; games include Jail 
Break, Nemesis, Aliens, Amaurote, Storm 
Bringer, Shadow Skimmer and more. Send 
list and sae to Mark Wiltshire, 36, Meynell 
Ave, Canvey Island, Essex. 

■ Lots of games to swop. Send your list for 
mine. Write to Rob Teisman, Troelstrastraat 
22, 2672 AG Naaldwijk, Netherlands. 

■ Software to swop, your list for mine, lots of 
recent titles, Glenn Sloan, 28, Maple Grove, 
South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE34 8QH. 

■ £250 software, 4 joysticks and book; 
offers over £50. ZX Printer, 5 rolls of paper: 
£25. Phone 0602-813971 after 4.30pm and 
ask for David. It’s a great offer! 

■ Dear readers, I have 60 top class games, 
incl. Shadows Of Mordor, Back To Skool and 
Dan Dare. If you are interested in these and 
others, phone me on 0634-406818. 

■ I have 100+ games to swop. Looking for 
new titles. I have Arkanoid and Elite. Please 
hurry your list for mine. E. O’Hanlon, Tara, 
Charleville View, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, 
Ireland. 


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SPECTRUM 



■ Wanted Starquake, The Crystal Orb or 
Morris Meets The Bikers. Will swop for 
Gauntlet, Paperboy and Enduro Racer. All 
letters replied, write to David Carey, 43, 
Trafalgar Square, Scarborough, Y012 7PE. 

■ Wanted: Enduro Racer, Uridium, Ghosts & 
Goblins or Paperboy, will swop any one for 
They Sold A Million Three (Four Games). 
Phone Pickering 74897 and ask for Richard. 

■ Wanted: Matchday by Ocean. Will swop 
for either one of Cop-Out, Highlander, 
Mailstrom, W.A.R. or a good conditioned 3 
fire buttoned joystick worth over a fiver!! 
Please phone 091-581 2398 and ask for 
Chris. 

■ Wanted Graphic Adventure Creator — will 
swop for Uridium, Lightforce, Critical Mass 
and Cyberun. Please write to: W. Lyster, 25, 
Merstone Road, Rowner, Gosport, P013 
0PB. 

■ Wanted: Express Raider, Game Over tor 
one of Arkanoid or Army Moves, Galvan for 
Dan Dare and Five Star tor Six Pack. Phone 
01-679 2497, and ask for Scott. 

■ Wanted for 48K Spectrum: Starglider. Will 
swop for Super Soccer or Short Circuit. 

Must be in good condition. Please write to: 
Luke Wilson, 6, Chelsea Road, Southsea, 
Hants. P05 1NJ. 

■ A4 Printer for 48/128/3+ will swop 
software of cash. Phone Colin on 055- 
666201. Also wanted football or any other 
management game (not The Boss or 
Football Manager or United). Phone after 
6pm. 

■ Wanted: Microdrive + Interface or disk 
system. Swop for over 20 games (+ £20 if 
disk) games incl. Firelord, Saboteur 1+2, 
RanaRama, Kung Fu Master. If interested 
please phone 0633-440974 after 6. 

■ Wanted urgently, POKEs for Batman, 

Glider Rider, Tarzan, Green Beret, Nemesis 
The Warlock and War. If you can help please 
phone 01-390 7862. Ask for Alex. Rewards 
will be given. 

■ Wanted now! Top Gun, Barbarian or 
Enduro Racer for Frankie, Glider Rider, 

Hyper Sports and more. Phone Liam on 
0704 821123. 

■ Wanted V'will swop for Sold a Million II or 
III and will throw in SAS Operation 
Thunderflash. Contact: Mark Baxter, 35, 
Spencer Road, Guiseley, Leeds, LS20 9LF. 

■ Wanted: Specmate in good condition. Will 
pay £25 or swop for Dk’tronics three channel 
sound unit. Phone Tinus van de Wouw, on 
061-483 0979, evenings only. 


■ Wanted: Elite or Footballer Of The Year. 
Will swop two for one. Write for list, or phone 
0274 594452 — Chris Taylor, 19, Argyll 
Close, Basildon, Shipley, West Yorkshire 
BD17 6HD. 

■ Wanted: Rotronics wafers £2.25 for 128K 
£1.75 for 64K. Also wanted £1 offered for 
Dynamite Dan, Alien Highway, Summer 
Santa, Rat Splat, Space Invaders, Tribble 
Trubble. Phone Alasdair on 041-7792025. 

■ Hi-Soft basic compiler swop for two of 
Shockway Rider, Future Knight, Scooby Doo 
or Trap Door, also many games to swop. 
Phone David on Bridlington 602002 after 
5pm and before 6.30pm. 

■ Wanted: Starion, Starstrike, Skooldaze, 
Back to Skool, for Fist, Feud, Spellbound 
Vampire, Alien 8, Pitman 7, W.O.F.M., 
L.O.T.G., Arcturus, Sinbad, Brainache, 

Worm Attack, — Also want Starglider swop 
negotiable, have other games. Write to: 
Andrew Campbell-Howes, Round Square, 
Gordonstoun School, Elgin, Moray, IU30 
2RF. 

■ Wanted: Opus — discovery for £30 Ram- 
Turbo, Elite, Bounces, Hot Shots, Kung Fu 
Master, Arkanoid, Music Box, Max 
Headroom, Deathstar Interceptor, Dam 
Busters, worth £130. Contact Paul — phone 
0634-64179 (Preferably 128K person). 

■ Wanted Elite, will swop for any two — 
Hydrofool, Aliens, Judge Dredd and 
Sentinel. Please phone as soon as possible, 
0626-68350 and ask for Paul. 

■ Wanted ZX Alphacom 32 printer in good 
working condition, willing to pay up to £20 — 
please phone Uxbridge 32309 after 5pm and 
ask for Raymond. 

■ Wanted — Uridium for 180, War and Trust 
II, Exolon for Antics, Nemesis and Paperboy. 
Write to Andy Palmer, 37, St. Edmonds 
Road, Weeting Brandon, Norfolk, IP27 8QZ. 

■ Wanted: Microdrive with Interface One 
and cartridges for Spectrum 48K and 12 
games. Or will swop Spectrum 48K with 26 
games for Opus 328K disk drive or any other 
128K disk drive. Write to 1, Brickfield Terrace, 
Llandundna Junction, Gwynedd, N. Wales. 

■ Wanted Ant Attack, please write to Mrs. 
Young, 2, Woodland Way, Gosfield, 

Halstead, C09 1TH or phone 0787-472968. 

■ Wanted: Football Director, Two Player 
Super League. International Manager, 
Records File, Football Fever, Premier I/II, 
European I/ll, World Champions, The 
Double. Write and tell me what you want for 
them, to William Hepburn, 8, Malvaig Lane, 
Blantyre, Glasgow G72 0RS. 

■ ZX81 16K RAM pack wanted. Also ZX80 
and any ZX81 or Spectrum 128, software 
wanted. Phone 0602 West Bridgford after 
4.30pm and ask for David. Anyone want a 
ZX Printer??? 

■ Wanted Quill, Illustrator and Patch, swop 
for H.O.H., Academy, Starglider and 
Nemesis. Phone 01035391-96357. 

■ Wanted: Nether Earth, will swop any two 
of: Hitpak 6, Space Harrier, Uridium, Shao 
Lins Road. Phone Jon anytime after 4pm on 
061-225 0916. 

MESSAGES, 
CLUBS & 
EVENTS 



■ Adventure writers — stuck for plots and 
ideas, or use GAC, PAW etc? Purchase Book 
Of Lore 60+ page mag. send £1.15, Stephen 
Finney, 40, Holden Road, Prescot, 
Merseyside. 

■ Spectrum Smashes is a new fanzine for 
your Spectrum. It has 40 pages and is only 
30p - so write to 56, Baldwins Hill, 

Loughton, Essex, IG10 1SF or phone 01-502 
0637. 

■ Attention!! The famous Speccy magazine 
‘Eprom’ is back — issue three. It’s the best — 
official! Get your copy now — and it’s only 
70p (+ stamp) from 328, The Maltings, 
Penwortham, Preston, PR1 9FD. 


■ 90 POKEs and cheats, all for very popular 
games, on one tape. For just £2 send 
cheque or postal order to James Gorfin, 
Kingfishers, Charmouth, Dorset DT6 6QZ. 

■ Megabyte is a great new Spectrum 
magazine for 50p, you get previews, 
reviews, POKEs, maps, tips, programs, 
puzzles and much much more. Send 50p 
sterling to Megabyte, 4, Fairhill View, 
Oakbank, Perth, PHI 1RY. 

■ New P.B.M. Magazine issue one out now. 
Send 70p and large sae to Philip Rankin, 67, 
Pepper Lane, Standish Wigan, Lancs. 

■ Software Exchange Club. Free 
membership. Exchange all those games you 
don’t want for those you do! Send sae to: 
On-Spec Exchange Club, 23, Florence 
Road, West Bridgford, NG2 5HR. 

■ Z80 Director of all instructions, which 
includes most of the undocumented codes. 
Send sae + £1.50 to: M. Sargent, 27, Old 
Cavehill Road, Belfast, BT15 5GT. 

■ WOW. 301 POKEs, maps, hints, tips all for 
an amazing, yes very cheap, very silly £2.50 
inc post. Send to Kev, 3 Hazel House, 

Maitland Park Road, London NW3 2HB. 

■ Get into PBM. Send an SAE for free 
details of 3 amazing games — Football, 
Rugby, Sleuth. Write now to Neil Moulding, 

46 Park Avenue, Allerton, Bywater, 

Castleford, West Yorks WF10 2AS. 

■ Spectrum/Amstrad Scene — new fanzine 
filled with news, reviews, screenshots, 
cartoons etc. Available from October 4th — 
send 50p and stamp to S.A.S. 73, Queens 
Drive, Ossett, West Yorkshire, WF5 OED. 

■ Gravesend Computer Club Open Day — 
October 8th 7.30pm — All welcome, bring + 
buy at Residents Hall, White Hill Lane, 
Gravesend, every week on Thursday. Come 
and join in the fun. 

■ To Belgians: “Spec 54 Club ”, it’s new and 
has more than 300 games. Please write in 
French to: “Spec 54 Club", Rue du Callois II, 
1428, Lillois, Belgium. 

■ Did any of you out there try to ring Brian 
(0793) 043482... Yes! Well now the number 
should have read 693482 — sorry about 
that. 

■ POKEs, POKEs, POKEs, POKEs. Over 80 
POKEs for use with multiface or similar 
interfaces. Send sae and cheque for 60p to 
Mark Bartlett, 8, Highworth Way, Tilehurst, 
Reading, RG3 6GP. 


PENPALS 



■ 17 year old male (extremely mad) wants a 
female penpal. Please enclose photo! Write 
to Martyn Stevens, 10, Colville House, 
Bishops Way, Bethnal Green, London E2 
9HX. 

■ Hi there all you gorgeous girls, if you’re of 
the fair sex and into sport, and generally 
active then write to me please. Luke, 27, 
Gaynor Close, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 
OAE. 

■ 15 year old male looking for penpal 
interested in computers and the martial arts. 
128+ 2 owner. Write to Sean Rowan, 36, 
Knockaphunta, Castle Bar, County Mayo, 
Eire. 

■ I’m looking for someone who can help me 
with a m/c programme. I need someone who 
can do graphics or someone who knows 
machine code. Phone 0922-402145, ask for 
Ian. 

■ 12 year old boy seeks 12-13 year old 
female penpal, to swop computer games, 
hints, tips and POKEs. Please enclose a 
photo with your reply. Vincent Wilson, 16, 
Stanley Wooster Way, Colchester C04 3XY. 

■ I am a 15 year old boy who is looking for a 
female penpal. If you are between 13-17 
then write to: Julian Marshall, 7, Harding 
Road, Abingdon, Oxon. 

■ 48K Spectrum owner aged 13£ seeks 
female penpal of similar age interested in 
computers and Queen with a view to swop 
etc. All letters answered. Write to Andrew 
Slynn, 36, Sherborne Road, Peterborough 
PEI 4RG. 


■ Hi! I’m a 17 year old Portuguese male and 
I would like to have penpals (male or female) 
all over the world who like pop music and 
computer games. Write to: J. Goncalves, R. 
Padre Jose Pacheco, Do Monte 352 I’ ESQ, 
4200 Porto, Portugal. 

■ Hey you! You understand MC 
programming and want to do a great 
project? You got some game to swop? Then 
you’re the right one! Write to Ralf Kurbitz, 
Helfensteinstr. 5, 7923 Zang, West Germany. 
All letters will be answered. 

■ I have just started out on the Spectrum 
and would like to swop games and tips. 15 
year old boy or girl will do — all letters 
answered. Gary Fulton, 31 Dean Street, 
Winsford, Cheshire. 

■ Hi, a good looking male of 16, urgently 
seeks good looking girl — preferably local. I 
like good music, having fun, and most 
sports. Please enclose photo with reply to: 
Rob Harris, 40, Foxley Lane, Purley, CR2 
3EE. 

■ Kick-off United Play By Mail game places 
available in divisions 2 and 3 only, 25p plus 
sae per session, non profit making. Rod 
Tregale, 95 Howard Avenue, Slough, SL2 
1LB. 

■ 18 year old male into videos, computer 
games, and music, seeks female penpal of 
similar age, from anywhere. Get your 
scribblings to Darren Emery, 21, Cartmel 
Drive, Woodley, Reading, RG5 3NG. 

■ 12 year old attractive boy wishes for a 
penpal of the opposite sex who is interested 
in arcade type games for a 48K Speccy. 
Replies guaranteed. Write to Philip Bird, 41, 
Windsor Walk, South Anston, Sheffield. 

■ I am an 8i year old. I like karate and 
reading. I have a Spectrum 128 and lots of 
games. I would like to write to boys and girls 
from all over the world. Write to Alistair 
Furminger, 84, Kinross Crescent, Swindon 
Park, Luton, LU3 3JT. 

■ Twelve year old boy wants an attractive 
female penpal of 12 to 13 years. Hobbies are 
fishing, music, drawing and camping. All 
letters answered. Please send photo if 
possible to Robert Ogles, 3, Gressingham 
Walk, Hala Carr, Lancaster, LAI 4RD. 

■ I’m 15 years old and enjoy playing 
adventure games, although I’ve never 
finished any. Please write to Mary Scott, 19, 
Branksome Road, Norwich, NR4 6SN. 

■ Hi! I’m a Yugoslav boy and am looking for 
male/female penpal. We can swop lots of 
programs for Speccy. I’m 16 and like sport. 
Write soon to Denis Furdurie, Mihelici BB, 
51211 Matulji, Yugoslavia. 

■ I’m a 13 year old male and would like a 
penpal 12-15 to swop games and hardware 
with. Please write to Richard Davies, 

Crubbing, Ballyroan Portlaois, Co. Laois, 

Eire. 

■ International Belfast Spectrum And 
Penpal Club as seen on BBC Ceefax, join 
now free. Members across Europe. Interest 
across world. Send sae to 10, Bentinck 
Street, Belfast 15, N. Ireland. 

■ Penpals wanted to swop games, music 
etc. 16+, over 600 games to swop, write to 
Craig Eades, 23, Kilton Place, Pitsmoor, 
Sheffield, S3 9LW. 

■ Two females aged 14 need two hunks 
quick! Contact Bridget at 7, Sharon Close, or 
Tasha at 11, Waveney Walk, both in Furnace 
Green, Crawley, Sussex. Can write 
separately. 

■ 15 year old male Speccy 48/128K owner 
seeks female/male of any age to swop 
POKEs + games. All letters answered. 

Please write to: Erik Gergren, Handbollsv. 

12, S-240 17 Sodra Sandby, Sweden. 

■ I am 15 and I would like a penpal. You do 
not have to have a computer. Penpals 
preferably outside Scotland. Write to Ian 
McIntosh, 2, Kemp St, Hamilton, Scotland 
ML3 6QL. 

■ Calling all females aged 16+, as ugly 16 
year old male desperately needs good 
looking female correspondent. Scribble to 
Raif Jones, 46 Filey Avenue, Royston, 

Barnsley, S. Yorkshire. 

■ Graham 24, seeks male pen friends to 
swop games and hints with. Please write to 
Graham Wolfe, 14, Alverstone House, 
Kennington Park Road, London SE11 5TS. 

■ I’m 15 years old, male and I would like a 
penpal male/female to swop games, tips, 
etc. I mostly like adventure games. Please 
write to Sigurdur Hafthordson, Blondubakki 
11, 109 Reykjavik, Iceland. 

■ Want to swop software? Nearly 300 
progs?! I’m 20 and answer to anybody, 
anywhere, anytime, — write to Roger Allen, 
Upway Corner, Upway, Chalfont St. Peter, 
Gerrards Cross, SL9 OAG. 


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ZX Spectrum 48K/128K/+ (£7.99) 


Mail Order: Activision (UK) Ltd. Units 3 & 4 Lloyds Close 

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AND YOU'LL LAND UP FLAT ON YOUR BACK. 



They called International Karate the best beat-em-up so far. And who are we to arque 7 
But Archer Maclean has come up with a stunner: A Third Fighter. 

Amazing animated background. New moves. Re-mixed music 

And Balls! 

Commodore 64/128 Cassette (£9.99) and Disk (£12.99). Coming soon for Spectrum and Amstrad home computers. 

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GREEN BERET 
RESCUE THE CAPTI'. 

You are the GREEN BERET, a highly tralr 
all four enemy Strategic Defense Installs 
odds, have you the skill and stamina to i 
favourite displaying all the play features 

©Konami 


id combat machine. Your mission; Infiltrate 
lions—you are alone against Immeasurable 
icceedr A slick conversion of the arcade 
if the original. 




TOP GUN 

The TOP GUN " game puts you in the pilot's seat of an F-14jet fighter. 3-D 
vector graphics and split screen display allow one or two players to combat 
head to head or against the computer. Your armaments in this nerve-tingling 
aerial duel are heat seeking missiles and 20mm rapid fire cannon. Many skills 
have to be brought in to play such as reflexes, manoeuvring ability and 
accuracy to become the best of the best. Top Gun' mavericks enter the 
danger zonel^. 

TOP GUN TM & © 1986. 1987 Paramour! Pictures Corporation All Rights Reserved 


THE GREAT ESCAPE . 

The year is 1942, the place Germany. War has broken out and you have been 
captured and placed in a high security P.O.W. camp. Victory may be far away 
so it is your duty to escape, but this will not be easy. It will take careful 
planning and much patience, culminating in a skilful and resourceful 
implementation. In the camp you are closely guarded but while you follow 
the daily routine you will need to slip away unnoticed to reconnoitre the 
situation and collect tools and materials necessary for your chosen escape 
route. There are many avenues of escape, some difficult, all certainly 
dangerous and each one requiring different skills or equipment. 

Game Design Copyright Denton Design! 1986 

Screen shots taken from various computer formats 


AHSiRAD 


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You are a member of the SOC |Special 
Specialist Commandos picked for the 
Locked in a safe at the emeny headqi 
vital that the turning point of the coi 
to the headquarters means crossingj 
forms of transportation and harnessl 
Only the best will succeed on this de; 
©Game Design Dm^mic 


operations Corp) a crack regiment of 
lost dangerous missions, 
irters is information . . . information so 
F lict depends upon its discovery. To get 
ngles and deserts, manipulating many 
ig a variety of weapons systems. 

Ily venture... Will you be one of them? 


RAMBO FIRST BLOO 

The box-office smash converted for youi 
Is now offered to you In this amazing LI' 
a formidable array of weapons which yc 
enemy. Rescue your friends and escape t 

©1985 Anabasis Investments N.V 
All fights reserved TM used by Ocean So 
Stephen J Canned Productions. Licensm 


> PART II 

iome-mlcro that rocketed to the No. 1 spot 
E AMMO action pack. As Rambo you have 
i will need against an equally formidable 
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CRIBBAGE 

The popular pub game six card cribbage is now 
available for the Spectrum 48K/128K 

Features include: 

IMPRESSIVE FULL COLOUR 
PLAYING CARD GRAPHICS 
100% MACHINE CODE 
TWO LEVELS OF PLAY 
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BMX SIMULATOR 
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TRAP 

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LIVE AMMO 
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SAMURAI TRILOGY 5.50 

SIDEWIZE 5.50 

SLAINE 6.50 

SOLOMONS KEY 6.50 

SPY VS SPY III 7.20 

STAR FOX 6.50 

SUPER HARRIGON 7.20 

SUPER SPIRIT 7.20 

TAIPAN 5.50 

THE TUBE 6.50 

TRANTOR 6.50 

VICTORY ROAD 5.50 

W C LEADERBOARD 6.50 

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ZYNNAPS 5.50 

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SIDE ARMS 6.50 

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THE SPORTING TRIO 
— CRICKET — FOOTBALL — HORSE RACING 

For Spectrum 48K and 128K + 2 


CRICKET CHALLENGE 

Captain 1 of the 17 county sides in a 1 day 60 
over cup competition. 6 Group/Final Round 
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players. Team selection and decisions on the field 
regarding batting, bowling, run rate and team 
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analysis, save game and much more. 

A MUST FOR THE CRICKET CONNOISSEUR 



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A GREAT GAME FOR FOOTBALL FANS 
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THE RACING GAME 

All the thrills of managing a stable of 
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going, training, full betting, stewards enquiries, 

3 levels of play, save game and more. Watch the 
race and cheer your horse to success. 
DEVISED FOR THE RACING ENTHUSIAST 



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starting from complete beginner up to advanced level. Will have you writing machine code programs in a few days! This course is 
suitable for everyone. Applies to all current Spectrum models. Join at any time and learn the wonders of machine code. Course 
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48K SPECTRUM FAULTS.£14.00 

48K SPECTRUM KB FAULTS.£8.00 

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4116 MEMORY 1C.50p 

Z80 CPU.£2.10 

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Terrific Utilities for the Spectrum 48, Plus, 128, + 2 
from BRADWAY SOFTWARE 


LETTA HEAD PLUS tape £9.00 3%" disc, mdv £10.50^ 

Create business and personal stationery, letterheads, labels, posters, etc. using graphics and 25 
different character fonts. Select the required format and print all the copies you need! 

DUMPY 3 tape £8.50 3%" disc, mdv £10.00 

Unique code generator produces all the screen dumps you will ever need. Simple menu options select 
from over 1000 different size, shape and density combinations. Less than 1 p per dump! 

LIN O TYPE tape £8.50 3%" disc, mdv £10.00 

Prints wordprocessor files in style in high density NLQ with a choice of 25 fonts, or becomes a full 
WYSIWUG electronic typewriter, superb for short notes, addressing envelopes, etc. 

WORDFINDER tape £9.50 3% " disc, mdv £ 11.00 

At last — rescue for the crossword and word game enthusiast! Instant access to 24,000 unique 
words (not derivatives), names and anagrams. 

ASTRUM+ TAPE (STATE MDV/DISC) £13.50 3% " disc, mdv £15.00 

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John Minson, ace gossip driveller and 
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t’s Boxing Day and you’re 
slumped in front of the 
telly, slumbering through 
a re-run of The Snowman 
and wondering which of 
games that Santa Claus so 
kindly dropped into your 
stocking to load, when in 
through the window blows the 
Ghost of Christmas Future. 

“Do what, me old cock 
sparrer,” he grins, “I wanna tell 
you a story!” Before you can 
pinch yourself to see if you’re 
awake, you’re drifting over your 
humble abode in the direction of 
London, and pretty soon you’re 
swooping down to a solitary 
lighted window, high above Fleet 
Street. 

It is quiet in the newsroom 
and all through the offices, 
where the only thing stirring is 
the hack, pouring himself 
another Scotch as he sits out the 
worst shift of the year. In front of 
him lies a dummy page and he 
groans because he still needs a 
big news story. 

Suddenly he remembers a 
press release that arrived a 
couple of days ago, which he’d 
lost among the half-eaten mince 
pies littering his desk. He digs 
deep into the party debris and 
drags it out and as he reads, his 
eyes light up. 

Disgusting 

It’s something to do with a 
computer game about Jack the 
Ripper which is so nasty and 
disgusting that it’s certain to 
become the first computer game 
to receive an 18 certificate from 
the British Board of Film 
Censorship. 

Ignoring the fact that this 
should read ‘Film Classification’ 

- we don’t have censorship in 
this Brave New-speak Britain - 
he’s hooked. He may know 
nothing about computers but he 
does know good copy when he 
sees it and this is definitely hot. 

What do computers mean to 
the average, hard-drinking hack 
and his equally ignorant 
readership? There are two great 
myths, the first being that they’re 
somehow educational. Be honest 

- how many of you persuaded 
your parents to open their purse 
and purchase a Spectrum with 
that time-honoured line that if 
you didn’t learn to program you’d 
be computer illiterate later in 
life? 


The other popular belief is 
that micros are the sole domain 
of children. And we all know that 
sweet, innocent, little angels 
need to be protected from all 
sorts of evil influences. Violence 
on television, bad language on 
records ... and computer games! 

Your ghostly guide whisks you 
forwards through time. It’s now a 
few days later and the hack is on 
the phone. Being a man of little 
imagination, he’s followed the 
most obvious course of action. 
He’s phoned Mary Whitehouse. 

Glib Comment 

I can remember a time when Mrs 
W was a joke. But with the swing 
of the pendulum to Victorian 
values, now she’s taken much 
more seriously. She’s also good 
for off-the-cuff quotes. I’ve 
spoken to her just once and the 
ease with which she produced a 
glib comment was amazing. 

She expresses concern, and 
says that she’ll be taking action 
herself against this pernicious 
and gratuitous violence. The hack 
hangs up a happy man. The one 
question which he never 


bothered to ask was whether 
she’d ever seen a computer game, 
but let it pass. He’d discovered a 
major new scandal and all it took 
was one press release! 

Naked Women 

The paper is now preparing itself 
for a series of hard-hitting 
articles on this threat to our 
children. Further research has 
discovered hard-core porno¬ 
graphic games which are sold in 
sex shops, featuring digitised 
pictures (whatever they are) of 
naked women! 

Forget the fact that these are 
only available in Germany and 
run on the ST, so their most likely 
audience is going to be blase 
businessmen. The closest to 
smut that most Spectrum owners 
have ever seen features a young 
woman who often appears in the 
buff on page three of the hack’s 
own newspaper. But Sam Fox 
Strip Poker is far too soft for this 
story! 

Once again you spin through 
time and space, to arrive in the 
House of Commons during the 
Prime Minister’s question time. 



The braying subsides as a back¬ 
bench MP rises. He’s one of a 
number who are guaranteed to 
pick up on any topic that will 
raise public hackles and buy him 
his thirty seconds on News at 
Ten: hanging, child abuse, and 
this time ... computer games. 

There’s a hush as he demands 
an inquiry into these disgusting 
and deprived games. After all, 
when the government provided a 
micro for every school, it wasn’t 
so that the pupils could chop 
each other up like barbarians or 
ogle naked women! The PM 
promises to take action. 

‘Enough?’ asks your ghostly 
host. It’s time to hand in your 
return ticket, but instead of Xmas 
’87 he deposits you in your living 
room one year later - Boxing 
Day, ’88. 

The Sound of Music is on the 
idiot box, so it takes a minute to 
realise that things have changed. 
It’s when you reach for the pile of 
programs that you panic. Big 
Bang is a game of stocks and 
shares, not blasting. There’s a 
wacky looking Spreadsheet. Or 
maybe you prefer Fun With Forth 
- An Interactive Learning 
Course. 


Outcry 

In September ’88, backed by 
public outcry, legislation was 
rushed through parliament so 
that all computer games had to 
be submitted for classification. 
You can no longer shoot up 
sprites unless you’re 18 - though 
you could have joined the army 
to blast real flesh and blood two 
years earlier! 

Still, you’ve got some 
Christmas money and you’ve 
heard that there’s a place in Soho 
where they still sell the stuff, like 
Ramho and Cobra, under the 
counter... 

You wake with a start. The 
Snowman is almost over, it was 
just a dream. You laugh. It could 
never happen here. Or could it? 

Blanket video censorship was a 
direct result of a sensational and 
hysterical newspaper campaign 
run by the Daily Mail. 
Meanwhile in the States, records 
containing bad language have to 
carry warning stickers and are 
banned in some towns. Could it 
happen to software in Britain? 

Anybody can name half a 
dozen games that compete for 
the out and out gore award, from 
Friday The 13th to Soft And 
Cuddly. So far they’ve escaped 
public outcry. But now CRL has 
taken it all one step further. That 
Jack The Ripper press release 
actually exists and has already 
led to stories in newspapers 
which would normally ignore 
software. 

CRL is probably congra¬ 
tulating itself on this cheap 
publicity, but the software 
industry cannot afford to unleash 
the hounds of censorship. If the 
cost of those news stories is the 
banning of all violent games for 
under 18s, then Christmas ’88 
may not be so happy for anybody. 


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